Leaf Appearance: large, somewhat dark with lots of downy buds
Ingredients: white tea
Steep time: 2 minutes
Water Temperature: 175 degrees
Preparation Method: glass teapot
Liquor: very pale gold
I often drink so many different teas each year that it is hard to keep them straight. Every once in a while I'll find a tea that really sticks in my mind. This tea is definitely one of them. I first tasted it at World Tea East in 2012. In the midst a busy show floor and after tasting way too much tea, this one still managed to blow me away. Curiosity got the better of me on my last order and I purchased the Ancient Moonlight White Bud Bar instead. This time around I made sure to treat myself to a bag. The taste was just as delicious as I remembered. It had an intoxicating floral aroma. This tea drinker was caught with her nose in the teapot several times. There were notes of honey and melon with a sweet, lingering aftertaste. The floral aspect was very interesting. It reminded me of the way a field of clover in bloom smells. Although it was rather delicate, the flavor profile was very complex. I was also able to get more infusions than I was able to keep track of. I love the bounty of information that Wild Tea Qi provides. Included below is their snippet about the farmer who produced this tea. The owner of Wild Tea Qi, +Jay T. Hunter, wrote a book recently and I'm really hope that he shares some insight into this wonderful tea. I'll be positing a review of it soon.
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Source: Wild Tea Qi