I’m relatively new to yellow teas, so I never know what to expect. With this tea, I was extremely curious the minute I opened the bag and saw the silver needles and inhaled the complex aroma of the dry leaf. Read on to see what I thought about this tea.
– The dry leaf consists of silver needles, which look almost identical to white tea needles
– It is difficult to fully grasp the complex aroma of the dry leaf, but I would liken it to fresh jalapeño peppers with slightly smoky undertones
– The tea cups out a pale yellow liquor that has a smoky, floral aroma
– The liquor has a wonderful balance between floral and smoky flavours. While smoky notes are the predominant flavour in the liquor, it does have sweet undertones. Unlike a white tea that cups out similar cup colour, this tea has much more body. It is packed with flavour
– Infuse this tea with 85C water for two to three minutes. You will get at least three to four infusions
– This tea really blew my mind. It is like white tea met Lapsang Souchong and they had a child. If you’re a tea nerd, this is really something to at least try with a sample pouch. I wouldn’t consider this an everyday tea for myself because I’m not super keen on smoky teas, but I feel very lucky to have tried it
Retail price: 10 grams for £3.00 / 100 grams for £22.00 / 250 grams for £52.25 / £500 grams for £99.00