Friday, July 27, 2012

Teas Etc White Monkey

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: silver tips mixed with darker leaves, curled shape
Ingredients: white tea
Steep time: 4 minutes
Water Temperature: 185 degrees
Preparation Method: glass teapot
Liquor: gold

The first thing that that I noticed about this tea was the leaves. It almost resembled a white peony except the silver tips were curled in delicate spirals. I have a penchant for playing with my leaves and these were fascinating. The taste was sweet and vegetal with floral notes but there was a round, earthiness that I've never experienced in a white tea before. It's rare that I describe a tea as delicious but that is what this one was. I just couldn't get enough of it. This tea was very unique in that it wasn't quite like silver needle and it wasn't quite a white peony. It was a whole other monkey! The leaves had staying power too. I was able to get two good steepings and one that was a somewhat less strong, but still delicious pot of tea. If you are a fan of white tea then I definitely suggest you give this one a try.

You can find this tea here.