Yellowish liquor, minerals, flowery, fruity fragrance, vegetal aromas.
These White Teas are utterly fragrant with flowery (reminiscent of lilies) and vegetal aromas, while some may even be grassy or citrus-astringent. They can withstand several steeping.
The peony (a ripe bud set) or the first semi-erect leaves are picked along with the buds-when the sun is at its best, for this type of White Tea. Selection of correct cultivars’ lead to better chunky looking White Teas. They are hand-picked from bushes that have undergone a deep style of prune in Winter months from the previous year.
These White Teas are processed within 20-24 hours after the leaves are harvested. The leaves are withered with natural air, slightly twisted with a gentle roll and immediately dried in low temperatures. Some processors fire these teas at high temperatures before they are packed. These particular White Teas vary amongst Processors. The finished leaves have different shades of grey and green leaves attached to an attractive hairy bud.
1 tsp per cup | 70ºC – 80ºC | 2 – 3 minutes
(Cold brew) 2 tsp per cup | Refrigerate | 8 – 12 hours