Reviews

Light of Day Organics All White Tea

Country of Origin: U.S.A.
Leaf Appearance: mottled, somewhat broken
Ingredients: white tea
Steep time: 30 seconds
Water Temperature: 195 degrees
Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan
Liquor: deep gold

I’ve written about several U.S. grown teas here but never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that I would be writing about a tea that was produced on a Biodynamic farm in Michigan. As you all know, if I write about something unusual it most likely came to me from esoteric tea hunter +Geoffrey Norman. He wrote about this tea back in April and was kind enough to share some when we met up at World Tea Expo. The leaves looked a bit broken and stemmy but very much like a Bai Mu Dan style white tea. Light of Day Organics’ steeping instructions struck me as way too low temp so I sort of winged it. The taste was earthier and smokier than I had expected but it was still light and very pleasant. There were notes of pine along with an interesting hint of vanilla. I was worried about it being able to hold up to gongfu style brewing but it held like a champ. This one is definitely worth checking out if you are a fan of white tea.

All White Tea received courtesy of +Geoffrey Norman of Steep Stories.

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Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.