Oops, I didn’t add my sample of this to my cupboard, well I did now! I have been making this in my gaiwan all morning for myself and the boy, it snowed here for the first time this season! A nice little icing sugar dusting, it’s chilly out and there’s snowfall warnings for most of the province, but not here that I know of! So I thought a light white tea would go nicely with the light dusting of snow outside :) and I needed to try this sample!
The dry smell is very hay like, reminds me of my beloved Aged Yunnan white that is no longer available at Verdant, so I really like the smell! I have been doing 5 second steepings (+ about 3 for my uncoordinated pouring and preparation lol), and the steepings are light and quite good. A light hay flavor characteristic of white teas, very creamy, a bit crisp, and a bit of a nutty flavor as well. Sweet, soft. Definitely reminding me of that aged Yunnan! I like it! We are on infusions 5 and 6, and still quite a bit of flavor in the leaves. A very enjoyable white tea, and a nice change from my jasmine white teas I have more often it seems haha. Tasty, and the boyfriend likes it too of course!