Old White Tea 2008 – Lao Bai Cha

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White Tea
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Berries, Fireplace, Flowers, Honey, Wet Wood
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185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 15 sec 4 g 5 oz / 150 ml

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Old White Tea is rare outside China – most people drink fresh white tea and many are not even aware that White tea can be aged like Pu Erh tea. Ageing makes the tea taste and texture become smoother and fuller. The infused tea color is light yellow at first, while later steepings become brown with a red tone.

Here is what James and Denny from Tea DB thinks of this tea:

Type: White
Season: September, 2008
Origin: Fuding, Fujian province, China
Form: 357g pressed cake

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Sampling some aged white tea from 2008 that I’ve had for a loooonnggg time now. I think I got it during a Black Friday free shipping sale a few years back!? It’s good, and I’m sad I neglected it – sweet and fruity, with a lightly sticky on the palate lingering finish of honey dipped red currant. A little bit of molasses too, especially in the nose! Late infusions had me thinking of raisins, as well.

This new Teawarehouse cup is basically porn, too – really beautiful “sunset over rolling green hills” kind of vibe that I can’t get over…

Photos: https://www.instagram.com/p/B-kuxAngzRZ/

Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U86mo0nTjyY

When I first found this song, the lyric “super massive black hole” was stuck in my head for like a week… A no, this isn’t the Muse song! XD


Yup, that’s a beautiful cup!

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Sweet, no bitterness, low astringency, virginia tobacco, woodsy, smooth, old books, autum forest. Good stuff.

5 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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Smooth,sweet & delicate in taste with almost no bitter aftertaste. Brews over and over like Pu-er. Still experiencing with this, vary temp and leaf, cold brew as well.

Flavors: Berries, Fireplace, Flowers, Honey, Wet Wood

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 15 sec 3 g

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