This is my last white tea from a teabox; it came from the Discovery Teabox, so thank you to Skysamurai for hosting the teabox and all contributors for sharing their teas! I had a small amount of leaf so I decided to use my mini gaiwan, which holds about 40ml of water comfortably, for the session.
1.65g / 40ml (mini gaiwan) / 185F / 20s|30s|40s|50s|60s|70s|80s
The wet leaf both looks and smells like autumn leafs on the ground after a rain shower. The brew in the cup is a light tawny yellow and has a somewhat sweet, floral aroma; the first infusion tasted delicate, sweet, floral, and a little fruity, with the main notes presenting as honeysuckle and rose. The second infusion was slightly darker and a little more metallic on the nose, with a strong rose and berry aroma, and a more present fruit flavor (strawberry?) came out on the tongue. The back of my tongue picked up an autumn leaf vegetal taste toward the end of the sip. The third infusion was stronger in the autumn leaf notes still, with some woody notes as well, in both aroma and taste. The fourth infusion brought out mellower notes of melon and pear. The strong rose, honeysuckle, and pear surfaced during later infusions. I let the session go until I spilt the tea dangerously close to my laptop and took that as a divine sign, though to be fair the water in my thermos was starting to lose some warmth and the tea was fading by then anyway.
It was a pleasant session and I’m glad I got to sample the tea, thanks!
Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Berry, Earth, Floral, Fruity, Honeysuckle, Melon, Metallic, Pear, Rose, Smooth, Strawberry, Sweet, Vegetal, Wood