The White2Tea 2016:

I purchased samples of all the 2016 new line up this year, and I started at the bottom (cheapest) and worked my way up. I did this to taste the profile improvements and variances. I brewed in the same pot with same leaf water ratio. Also, this helps to hone in my palette to identify what’s a good deal and what’s not. At the conclusion of my tasting I will be placing my cake order.

I opened up the package and gave the leaves I light sniff. I can appreciate the very direct fresh and green scent. I take in a light sweetness and some hay. I warmed up my pot and threw some in. The scent moved into a sweet wood aroma with lots of fruit and honey. This is a very bright tea. The taste was something else; it was surprisingly great! I was greeted with a sweet “in your face” taste along with a thick fruit flavor. I could taste definite and clear peach tones with apricot and a fig newton base. i was appalled by how flavorful this brew was. However, the flavors were very abrupt and flat; I could note no depth to them. I still thoroughly enjoyed this brew. The huigan was nice and lasting and the qi was warming and soothing. The sensation began at my head and smoothed things out. I could feel the nice warm waves go over my temples. A nice cooling sensation began at the tongue and throat. This tea was great with crowd pleasing in your face attention. I really liked how direct the fruit tones were.


Flavors: Apricot, Astringent, Fig, Fruity, Grass, Hay, Honey, Peach, Sweet

Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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Young and experienced Tea consumer. I’m continuously learning and developing knowledge about tea. If I have learned anything at all from the world of tea it is that I do not know anything about the world of tea. I enjoy good tea, and I try to acquire the best of the best. I usually brew gongfu but I’ve been known from time to time to resort back to western brewing.

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