REVIEW: Nothing But Tea – White Wings

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Tea: White tea from Yunnan, China
Sample provided by: Nothing But Tea
Link to White Wings on Nothing But Tea website

Dry leaf:

– The dry leaf is a mix of large green leaves, white buds and broken bits

– It is not a particularly aromatic dry leaf, although there are some light floral notes

Infused tea:

– The infused tea cups out a light green liquor

– Like the dry leaf, the liquor has a very light floral aroma

– The liquor is full-bodied, with floral and slightly sweet flavours

– It has a thick mouth feel, and it has a slight hint of astringency that leaves a pleasant aftertaste

Tips/conclusions:

– Infuse this tea with 70C water for two to three minutes. The tea is good for two infusions

– It was interesting to compare this tea with Nothing But Tea’s other new white tea, White Snow Bud. They are distinctly different teas, and you will be drawn to White Wings if you like white teas that have more body and floral flavours, whereas White Snow Bud is extremely light and quite grassy. Both are interesting teas and a pleasure to try. I’ve scored them the same, but I would probably pick the White Snow Bud over White Wings

Score:

4.25/5

Retail price: 10 gram sample for £1.60 / 100 grams for £9.95 / 250 grams for £23.63

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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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