So this was the tea I wanted to try the most. Mainly because I still have some of the Sun-Dried Winter Yabao still left. I wanted to put them side by side and to taste them both. Yabao is a tea that I have been trying to find out more about. I have been to the Verdant website and read everything, but there is really nothing else that I can find on the internet about the tea. Different types? Health benefits?
I put the Winter in my gaiwan and the Silver in a tasting cup. Let it begin…
The dry leaf:
Winter- cedar with some spice
Silver Buds- sweet mustard
Silver buds-floral sweetness, marshmallow,baked peach.
1st steep:5mins, 2nd steep:10min, 3rd steep:20mins
Winter: woody and light, became sweet through the steeps.
Silver buds: marshmallow sweetness, became more floral after each steep.
I like them both, but the Silver Buds was the one that I would give to someone that is not a tea drinker and I wanted to show them something new and complex. I loved it! I ordered 2oz of the silver buds and Im glad that I did.
To bad I can’t add a picture of my tasting…:)