Tea type
White Tea
Ingredients
White Tea
Flavors
Chrysanthemum, Citrus, Cucumber, Floral, Hay, Lemon, Melon, Spring Water, Straw, Vegetal, Zucchini, Cotton Candy
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Mastress Alita
Average preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 5 min, 30 sec 5 g 21 oz / 618 ml

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  • “This is probably the sort of tea I should prepare warm in a gaiwan, but lacking the time for that sort of thing, I’ve instead been using it as cold brew. My last batch was 6g to a liter, my typical...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Turn it up to 11! This is the 11th day of Sara’s Old Tea. It’s very mild, a bit floral, with a hint of lemon, and I swear a bit of cotton candy flavor. I did clean out my gravity steeper. So it’s...” Read full tasting note
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This is an extremely aromatic white tea; sweet and fresh. The large buds are exceptionally downy and give a wonderful sweet silkiness to the cup. But the key attraction here is the fragrance; the liquor itself is a bit light and soft…but oh that aroma!

Ya Bao white tea is from Yunnan province and is composed of the very early season buds of wild tea trees and then processed as a white tea. Our Ya Bao is made by Mr. Cheng Neng Jian, who has been making white tea for more than 25 years, and his father made tea before him. This lot of Ya Bao was harvested and processed Feb. 23-25, 2018.

Ingredients: Chinese white tea

Suggested Steeping Instruction:

Use 1-2 large tsp per 8 oz cup with 200-212° water. Steep 4-6 min.

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This is probably the sort of tea I should prepare warm in a gaiwan, but lacking the time for that sort of thing, I’ve instead been using it as cold brew.

My last batch was 6g to a liter, my typical measurements for white tea, brewed overnight, which produced a very sweet, slightly citrusy brew, with a lot of straw and chrysanthemum notes. I wondered if with this sort of leaf that was under-leafing it a bit, so the batch I’m drinking today increased he leaf by a gram, and it is a stronger flavor. The strongest flavor is melon, with a hint of vegetal zuccini, fresh cucumber water, wet hay, and a light florality on the finish. Slightly different flavors, but both have been very quenching cold brews.

Flavors: Chrysanthemum, Citrus, Cucumber, Floral, Hay, Lemon, Melon, Spring Water, Straw, Vegetal, Zucchini

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 7 g 34 OZ / 1000 ML
Leafhopper

I had Ya Bao tea once from Camellia Sinensis and got a lot of pine and herbaceous flavours. Maybe cold brewing is the way to go with this tea.

Mastress Alita

I really like pine and haven’t tasted that at all… maybe I should hot brew! (lol)

derk

The one I had from Yunnan Sourcing was also piney, more like hops than flowery. I enjoyed it more when cold brewed with some fresh basil :)

tea-sipper

Brewing fresh basil! Why didn’t I think of that.

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Turn it up to 11! This is the 11th day of Sara’s Old Tea.
It’s very mild, a bit floral, with a hint of lemon, and I swear a bit of cotton candy flavor. I did clean out my gravity steeper. So it’s not from any leftover bits of other tea.

This is really nice. I hope I can get a few more steepings out of it. It’s like lying on the grass at a park, making daisy chains.

Flavors: Cotton Candy, Floral, Lemon

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 236 ML
Mastress Alita

I’ve been into whites lately, myself.

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