This is a tea produced by Tillerman Teas and sold by Bon Teavant Market. It may now be out of stock as I can’t find it now on either web site.
Opening the package, I was hit by a very un-white tea scent. The tea is dark and has a heady, rich scent that reminds me of raisins. Is this really a white tea?
On brewing, it reminds you that yes, it’s a white tea. The liquor is very pale, a very light yellow, and it has the hay-like scent of many other white teas.
The flavor, however, is where this tea is special. I thought my first sip was fairly similar to some of the white peony teas I’d had, a slightly hay like flavor, refreshing and light. Or it did, until the finish, when a dark fruity flavor developed on my tounge. Like raisins, but not sweet. It’s a BIG white tea, where the flavors come as a surprise.
The tea does not have the buttery mouthfeel of some other whites I’ve had, like silver needle, but does have a nice body to it.
Overall, this is an emensely enjoyable white. It might help some of you who tend to think that “white tea is just slightly colored water” find a tea you like.