Leaf Type: White
Where To Buy: Fong Mong Tea
Plucked from Taiwan’s wild camellia hybrids at the elevation of 1800m, these young silver buds promise an amazing experience for all white tea enthusiasts.
What makes Taiwan White Tea so different are when it is harvested and how it is processed. The leaves and buds are plucked when they are still young and immature. Then they are taken to dry and the oxidation process is stopped. Because of the minimal processing of white tea, it retains a high amount of antioxidants which makes it with high CP value.
Learn more about this tea here.
I’ve tried (and enjoyed!) quite a few different Oolong teas from Fong Mong Tea, so I was excited when I learned that they are now offering a Taiwan White Tea. If this white tea lives up to the standards that I experienced with the other teas from Fong Mong, I knew I was in for a delightful experience with their new White tea.
And this tea is quite lovely! The leaves look a lot like a White Peony and the aroma of both the dry leaf and brewed tea remind me of a White Peony.
So it came as no big surprise that the flavor is very much like a Bai Mu Dan or White Peony tea. It has that sweet, delicate flavor that I love. Notes of sweet melon and a dewy note that evokes thoughts of a sunny spring morning and the dew-kissed spring leaves that glisten in the sun. A hint of an airy, hay-like note and a touch of earthiness.
It’s a very refreshing and crisp cup, the kind of tea that I like to drink as I’m relaxing, because it’s not overly invigorating. Instead, it soothes and inspires a sense of calm as I sip it.
A really, really nice white tea from Fong Mong Tea! I’m so happy to see that they’re expanding their collection of teas!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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