REVIEW: Nothing But Tea – White Snow Bud

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Tea: White tea from Fujian province, China
Sample provided by: Nothing But Tea
Link to White Snow Bud on Nothing But Tea website

Dry leaf:

– It is a beautiful dry leaf with full, curly, wiry leaves

– The dry leaf has a light grassy aroma

Infused tea:

– The infused tea cups out a very clear liquor – not much darker than water

– Like the dry leaf, the infused liquor has a subtle grassy aroma

– It cups out an extremely delicate liquor with grassy and light, sweet fruit flavours (peach or melon-like flavours)

Tips/conclusions:

– Infuse this tea with 75 to 80C water for two and half to three minutes. You can get three solid infusions

– Initially I thought this tea might cup out a similar body to that of a White Peony. In fact it turned out to be one of the lightest white teas I’ve tried. The tea has some wonderful flavour, but I would be more inclined to pick a white tea with a bit more body

Score:

4.25/5

Retail price: 10 gram sample for £1.50 / 100 grams for £9.00 / 250 grams for £21.38

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About teaxplorer

I grew up in the Midwest of the US and was introduced to tea at a very young age - unsweetened iced tea, that is! It was not until my early 20s, when I was seeking a lighter alternative to coffee, that I took tea drinking to a new level. I still remember my mother suggesting that I try putting milk in a cup of black tea (something that actually sounded a bit repulsive at the time, but I gave it a go). I quickly became tired of supermarket tea and started ordering teas from shops and companies all over the US. Throughout my 20s and now into my early 30s, pursuits in higher education studies, work opportunities and marriage have given me opportunities to live in the UK, Canada and Germany and travel around the world, which has sparked an even greater interest in tea and the culture of tea. This blog is my outlet to discuss my love of tea and show off some of my photos. All images and opinions on this blog are my own, unless stated otherwise. I retain copyright on all photographs, but please do not hesitate to contact me at teaxplorer@gmail.com if you wish to reproduce any of my images. Likewise, if you would like me to review and photograph any teas for you, please get in touch. I would be happy to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I hope you return many times! Happy drinking! Drew B (@teaxplorer)
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