2021 Winter Frost White Tea from Nilgiri, India
A freshly harvested tea from 2021, this is a minimally processed white tea from a high altitude estate in the blue hills of Nilgiris. A delicate white tea, processed in Bai Mu Dan style, should be experienced for its flowery character.
The dry leaf smells fruity with notes of oranges. The liquor is like a bouquet of white flowers with a freshness similar to peppermint sans the minty bite, also somewhat close to fresh coriander leaf. The multi dimentional white flower note is what shines upfront about this tea. It has notes of lilies, jasmine, orchids along with some night jasmine on the finish. We recommend brewing it western style to extract all these white flower notes we love, in a single brew.
Appearance : Light green
Taste : Lily, jasmine, night jasmine, orchid, peppermint, coriander leaf
Steeping Time : 4 minutes western style, 20 seconds gongfu style adding 5 seconds every subsequent steep
Leaf Quantity : 4 grams per 120 ml for gongfu and 4 grams for 400 ml western style
Recommended Steeping Temperature : 80°C
Recommended Steeping Method : Western style