Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: Teatulia
Delicately rich with a hint of peach. Excellent choice for starting off a hot summer day or relaxing in the early evening. Also a perfect choice for those new to tea– the sweet, subtle flavor is a lovely introduction to the world of tea.
Through the sheer pyramid sachet I could see that this was a silver needle white tea, although I’m finding the flavor to be a bit stronger than some of the silver needle teas I’ve tasted. It is sweet and rich… lush! Lush is the word I’d use to describe the flavor and texture of this tea.
The aroma of the dry and wet leaf is quite vegetative, as is the fragrance of the brewed liquor. However, I don’t get a lot of vegetative taste from this. There is some vegetal flavor, but it is very delicate… and that somewhat grassy taste can be amplified by the simple act of inhaling the aroma before taking a sip.
While I have come to appreciate the grassy taste of green and white teas, I still prefer the fruit and floral notes of this tea over the grassy tones – and those flavors are very much in abundance with every sip.
This is an excellent white tea. It is mild enough in flavor for those who find green teas to be a little overwhelming, but yet it is not as delicate as some of the white teas I’ve tasted. This would be a really good white tea for those who are new to it. I highly recommend it.