Introducing 2021 Spring Wild White Tea from Manipur old tree forest, India!

 

Once again, this tea is the most accurate representation of Manipur old tree region. It encapsulates the spring vigour and freshness like no other. The dormant period from November to March every year makes sure that the leaves are in full bloom during the first harvest, which is when we pluck this tea. The main characteristic of this particular tea remains the same and we consciously choose to not change anything about its processing year after year. During the past three years of making, storing and drinking this tea, we have realised that this is an incredible candidate for long term ageing and we would encourage you to embark on that experiment for sure!

 

The defining feature of this tea is the silky thick liquor and a good balance of floral and ripe fruits with a hint of spice on the finish. This one is no different, the dry leaf has a floral aroma resembling white rose and lilies. The same aroma intensifies when placed on heated ware. The wet leaf give you a burst of ripe fruit notes like guava which translate well into the first infusion. The floral note is hard to pinpoint although it comes close to white flower perfumes. There is a hint of fresh coriander leaf on the finish. The second infusion is almost the same with an added rosemary note, the fruity part also resembles ripe peaches this time. The third infusion adds a lot more sweetness to the brew with notes of guava and green apple. On the fourth infusion, there is an interesting clove note on the finish. The spicy finish used to be similar to white pepper in previous batches but this year its slightly different and we found that to be a refreshing change, tones down the spicy character but does not eliminate it. On the fifth, we taste a caramel note along with some more floral sweetness. It has been a predictable characteristic of a lot of Manipur wild teas, on infusion fifth to seventh, there is a burst of caramel and honey like sweetness which stays till the last infusion and the dance of flavours continue alongside it, the next few infusions give you the same glimpse and make for a sweet and refreshing session of old tree wild white tea!

 

Appearance : Yellow

Taste : Rose, lily, ripe guawa, ripe peach, caramel, honey, green apple, fresh coriander leaf, rosemary

Steeping Time : 3 minutes western style, 25 seconds gongfu style adding 5 seconds every subsequent steep
Leaf to water ratio :  0.6 gram per 100ml for western style, 3 grams per 100ml for gongfu style

Recommended Steeping Temperature : 80-85°C

Recommended Steeping Method : Works amazing both ways

2021 Spring Wild White Tea

₹585.00Price

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