Although I rarely go for a white tea when I’m craving a lighter tea, I can definitely appreciate good white teas. From the moment I opened the pouch with this tea from Teasenz, I was intrigued – the dry leaf is beautiful and very aromatic.
Read on to see what I think about this tea.
Dry leaf: The dry leaf consists of full, plump buds that are covered in fine white hair. It has a crisp, sweet aroma
Infused tea: The tea cups out a translucent liquor that has a golden tinge. It is a light-bodied tea that has almost no astringency. The liquor has a light sweet aroma, and the tea has a delicate plum-like flavour. It has a clean, refreshing mouthfeel and a lingering sweet aftertaste
Infusion tips: To make this tea I used three grams of tea with 200ml of 80C water. I used the following infusion times: three minutes, four minutes and five minutes. For a bolder liquor, infuse the tea three and half to four minutes for the first infusion and increase steeping time by one minute for each subsequent infusion. Infuse this tea three to four times
Conclusions: I really enjoy the delicate sweet flavour that this tea offers. Lately it seems like I’ve tried quite a few white teas that have smoky undertones. Fortunately, this one does not – it is sweet, smooth and easy-drinking. I think this tea is best drunk after it has cooled for a few minutes. My initial reaction was that it was too delicate for me, but once the liquor cooled, it seemed to have more body and the plumy flavours really came out
Retail price: 15 grams for £2.51 / 70 grams for £10.04 / 200 grams for £16.78