Jade Earrings - Superior Hand Rolled White Tea of Simao

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White Tea
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Flavors
Bamboo, Dry Grass, Floral, Hay, Honey, Medicinal, Milk, Pepper, Sweet
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190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 45 sec 3 g 5 oz / 155 ml

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  • “First of all, yes I bought this tea because it looked pretty. Second, holy cow is it ever good. On the taste alone, I can say it is one of the best whites I have ever tried. Steep 1: 2g (this is a...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I received 3.5g of this tea in one of the random boxes I’ve received from Liquid Proust a while back. I decided to drink it today as it seemed like a tea which should be consumed while at least...” Read full tasting note
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This premium green tea of Simao has been hand-rolled into perfectly symmetrical “earrings”. When brewed, the ribbons sink to the bottom of the glass and slowly uncoil. This tea is especially fragrant, has a very pleasant mouth-feel and a strong cha qi that lasts throughout many infusions.

The rolling of these Jade Earrings is an artform that requires a high level of skill and precision. It is a challenging and time-consuming process that yields spectacularly beautiful tea.

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First of all, yes I bought this tea because it looked pretty. Second, holy cow is it ever good. On the taste alone, I can say it is one of the best whites I have ever tried.

Steep 1: 2g (this is a light tea), 250 mL hot (not boiling) water, 1 minute
-The small earrings (circles) have unraveled into fiddlehed shaped hybrids. Not quite leaf shaped, not quite round.
-Fragrant (aromatic and floral)
-Lots of tannin, but still maintains that delicate white flavour

Steep 2: 1.5 minutes
-Unravels into two small leaves or one leaf + small bud
-More flavourful
-Honey aroma
-Notes of sweet hay and dried bamboo leaf

Steeps 3-5: 1 minute
-Slightly medicinal, similar to some Yabao puerh/white tea buds
-Less floral and more sweet hay and honey

Flavors: Bamboo, Dry Grass, Floral, Hay, Honey, Medicinal

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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I received 3.5g of this tea in one of the random boxes I’ve received from Liquid Proust a while back. I decided to drink it today as it seemed like a tea which should be consumed while at least moderately fresh.

The aroma from the leaves was slightly citrus, with a sweet floral/hay backbone. It expressed some typical white tea flavors, including that sweet hay/straw note common to the type of tea. The texture was velvety and soft, with some cream and milk notes to the flavor adding to the mouthfeel. It also often had a slight peppery finish, which was enough to make this tea decently interesting. It’s not something I’m likely to buy more of, but one which I am glad to have tried!

Flavors: Floral, Hay, Milk, Pepper, Sweet

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 15 sec 3 g 2 OZ / 60 ML

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