White Tea pressed into a chocolate bar shape.
This Yunnan bud only tea has a naturally cooling quality that is very refreshing and delicate. These tea trees can be over 400 years old. The look of the leaf is fuzzy and silvery on one side and dark matted black on the other like the moon.
White tea compressed into block shape
Aromas are sweet and toasty, honeyed pear, delicate white flowers and pollen.
Picked in spring between March and May under the moonlight.
Very pale liquor colour. Off white and very clear with tiny little down (tea hairs)* floating in the glass pot.
Slowly the bar breaks away and the delightful single buds appear. Some start to float and then stand up right showing off their incredible beauty. These buds are now dancing in the glass.
The tea is decanted separating the liquor and the leaf allowing for multiple infusions.
Wet leaf and tea liquor
Wet leaf aroma: intensely honeyed floral notes with softness and delicacy. Subtle herbaceous notes with smooth honeysuckle like floral character and a tranquil cacao like depth. Think cacao butter warming on your skin.
Tea colour: pale yellow gold, bright and clear, lucerne straw
Flavour: enduring and supple toasty flavours. Mouth coating delicate pollen and flowers, pear and honey, savoury minerality.
A delightful and giving brew.
Brew: 4grams @ 90degC
First wash 5min
Second wash 6min with same temperature
Third wash 8 min and still going...
* the next article will discuss the importance of this phenomenon