I have been curious about the teas at What-Cha for a long time, and finally placed an order. This is the first one I’m trying from them!
The dry scent of these pearls is very appealing—deeply fragrant, almost like a good black tea. The pearls are of an interesting oblong shape and slowly unwind during steeping. I used 4 pearls as recommended and water below boiling (unfortunately my tea thermometer seems not to have survived the latest move…)
The flavor of the tea has a definite roasty edge to it, but is otherwise a light, juicy white tea, with a hint of hay and fruit. The contrast between these flavors is quite refreshing. I haven’t gotten the cucumber notes that others have described, but maybe with a little more experimentation it might come out. This would be great as a lighter tea to have any time of day, and I’m glad to try these teas that I might otherwise have never heard of!