Bamboo Dove

Tea type
White Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Bamboo, Medicinal, Mineral, Pastries, Salt, Smooth, Sweet, Umami, Malt, Raisins, Rum, Vanilla, Apricot, Flowers, Honey, Roasted
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Edit tea info Last updated by Roswell Strange
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 oz / 95 ml

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  • “7g 100ml at 100C. I was feeling a bamboo day, trying this and another white2tea sample that were stored and/or roasted in bamboo. Anyways, first off I have to say that the aroma of the dry leaf...” Read full tasting note
    87
  • “Wow! This has to be my favorite white tea to date! Like drinking a malted milkshake. Sweet and lovely with incredible depth of the roast and bamboo. Finding loads of raisins in rum (called...” Read full tasting note
    95
  • “My new year’s W2T order came today, oh the wonders of EMS shipping! My free 100g cake (they had a promotion going on) ended up being the Lincang/Mengku from the terior set. I find it slightly...” Read full tasting note
    94

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This tea was produced in autumn of 2017 using a traditional technique for bamboo Puer pressing and a specific variety of fragrant bamboo. The base material is identical to our 2017 Turtle Dove.

The aromatics of the bamboo and the roast of the fire have engulfed with the white tea to make a very unique tea. It has a complex character of sweetness and smoothness, melded with the heavy nature of being roasted on an open flame.

The tea will benefit from a few months of rest, as it was processed in late October of 2017, and as of the release the taste of the roast is still quite fresh. Drink now or aged as desired.

We decided to produce this tea according to the natural shapes of the bamboo rather than waste pieces that didn’t fit our ideal shape or size. We will break apart the amount you choose and send it in a sealed bag. If you would like an entire piece with the bamboo, please contact us directly and we will help you choose a size. Most are around 400 grams.

Each purchase is for 50 grams.

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7g 100ml at 100C.
I was feeling a bamboo day, trying this and another white2tea sample that were stored and/or roasted in bamboo. Anyways, first off I have to say that the aroma of the dry leaf (chunk?) on this is absolutely bonkers. Smells like a nicely aged white already even though this is 2017 material. I went with a 30s rinse to try (in vain) to loosen the chunk. The wet leaf smells strongly of glazed donuts, its so sweet it almost stings the nose!
No rinse
Steep 1: light, sweet, airy, smooth. Totally wowed me, hadn’t had something like that before. Still had that sort of doughnut smell too.
Steep 2: at 25s, I was at the border of astringency though its starting to open up. MAYBE slightly mineral but this serves to only add more complexity.
Steep 3: medicinal, umami, some slight saltiness, sweetness, smooth: overall very nicely balanced. The rest of the session continued from here but… I was enjoying this too much to save my notes. I will say I had to take the chunk out to break it up more because it was just not breaking apart…and then once apart the material was lawnmowered to hell which is clearly a bummer and started extracting more astringency than I wanted though I’m a baby about it. I value smoothness without astringency a lot. Regardless, extremely enjoyable stuff.

Flavors: Bamboo, Medicinal, Mineral, Pastries, Salt, Smooth, Sweet, Umami

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Wow! This has to be my favorite white tea to date! Like drinking a malted milkshake. Sweet and lovely with incredible depth of the roast and bamboo. Finding loads of raisins in rum (called boerenjongens here in the Netherlands being a old fashioned delicacy) with some astringency that gives a complete cup. Mouthfeel is full and viscous. It last me around 8 infusions before it tapered of fast.

Flavors: Malt, Raisins, Rum, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 2 OZ / 70 ML
Bluegreen

He he, I got it recently as well and your review gets me to REALLY look forward to trying it!

Max Weldam

I hope you’ll like it. Interested to see your findings :)

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My new year’s W2T order came today, oh the wonders of EMS shipping! My free 100g cake (they had a promotion going on) ended up being the Lincang/Mengku from the terior set. I find it slightly ironic that a company that generally doesn’t tell you the terior of their teas has a terior tasting set…

Anyways, this tea came in compressed cylinders that smelled like slightly roasty aged white. I was pleasantly surprised that that carried over into the taste as well! Tastes of raisin, malt, minerals, and apricot supported by lesser notes of roast, bamboo. Slight medicinal taste. Like an aged white despite being 2017. It excels when pushed for longer steeps; it gets thick and honeyed without getting bitter.

Now I wish I had gotten some of the Turtle Dove to compare. I like this tea a lot, and am definitely going to buy some more.

Flavors: Apricot, Bamboo, Flowers, Honey, Malt, Medicinal, Mineral, Raisins, Roasted

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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