Snowflakes (Drum mountain white, Gu Shan Bai Yun)

Tea type
White Tea
Ingredients
White Tea
Flavors
Asparagus, Spinach, Sweet, Vegetal
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Caffeine
High
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Edit tea info Last updated by Ken
Average preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec 3 g 3 oz / 80 ml

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  • “Mmmmmmm… noticing since it has dried out that it has a wuyi-like toastiness. I put in an absorbent pack after the store because the leaves were quite pliable.” Read full tasting note
    84
  • “Made this for the first time as a latte and found it refreshing and delicious. I did not add any sweetener as I thought it was sweet enough. Wonder what it will be like not as a latte but can’t...” Read full tasting note
    87
  • “Going through my tea stash today, and discovering tins with just one more serving left in it. This is one of them, very nice white tea. I did once make a Snowflake tea latte out of it, as...” Read full tasting note
    79
  • “This is one of the more unusual tea’s Ive tasted. Its a white tea, but the flavor profile is all green. I started by brewing this at about 185, I find most white tea’s can take a little bit more...” Read full tasting note
    76

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6 Tasting Notes

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64 tasting notes

Mmmmmmm… noticing since it has dried out that it has a wuyi-like toastiness.
I put in an absorbent pack after the store because the leaves were quite pliable.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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4 tasting notes

Made this for the first time as a latte and found it refreshing and delicious. I did not add any sweetener as I thought it was sweet enough. Wonder what it will be like not as a latte but can’t wait to try it soon.

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92 tasting notes

Going through my tea stash today, and discovering tins with just one more serving left in it. This is one of them, very nice white tea. I did once make a Snowflake tea latte out of it, as suggested on their tin/website, which was surprisingly tasty.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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42 tasting notes

This is one of the more unusual tea’s Ive tasted. Its a white tea, but the flavor profile is all green. I started by brewing this at about 185, I find most white tea’s can take a little bit more heat than greens can, so I like to brew them at 185 instead of 175. In this case that was a wise choice.

First infusion I got a clear bright yellow liquor that was absolutely delightful. Spinach, Asparagus and sweet vegetal aroma’s are the first thing I got from it. Then sipping a bit, the flavors matched the aroma quite well, there was almost no hint of bitterness or astringency at all.

The second infusion got slightly stronger as I took it from 15 seconds up to about 25, and the liquor slightly darker. This produced a very nice flavor as well. I got a bit more asparagus at this point.

After doing some pretty extensive googling , I found that this tea is also called Drum Mountain white or Gu Shan Bai Yun and is known for having a flavor profile somewhat similiar to dragonwell.

I recommend this tea to someone who wants their green a little milder or a white tea with a bit stronger vegetal notes.

Flavors: Asparagus, Spinach, Sweet, Vegetal

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 15 sec 3 g 3 OZ / 80 ML

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76
21 tasting notes

Sweet, delicate, floral, a nice lingering taste.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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