What White Are You Drinking

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debunix
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Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:35 pm

Peachy, floral, fruity Bai Mu Dan from Yunnan Sourcing today. Fortunately several year old white tea can still be delicious, because I bought white tea from several sources about the same time last year and the weekend's tea chest organization brought home how much of it there is....
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Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:50 am

Castleton Estate first flush 2018 White Darjeeling from Yatra Tea Company, newly opened sample. My first shipment of samples from YTC got caught up in my tea overflow last summer and sat....and sat. But its time has come.

Dry leaf has remarkably deep & fruity scent; tea follows the scent. Lovely tea, champagne and peaches and cherry blossoms. It's held up well to my...neglect...of the unopened packet.
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Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:07 pm

debunix wrote:
Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:50 am
Castleton Estate first flush 2018 White Darjeeling from Yatra Tea Company, newly opened sample. My first shipment of samples from YTC got caught up in my tea overflow last summer and sat....and sat. But its time has come.

Dry leaf has remarkably deep & fruity scent; tea follows the scent. Lovely tea, champagne and peaches and cherry blossoms. It's held up well to my...neglect...of the unopened packet.
Good to hear it is still tasty. I still have Thunderbolt’s Castleton Moonlight Imperial, 1st flush white from 2019 and 2020 (not Imperial). Both are still very good. Sadly, still not seeing very much 2021 1st flush White Darjeeling, I was hoping to get it very fresh this year to compare with past years.
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Sun Jun 27, 2021 5:51 pm

Bai Mu Dan, chilled/sparkling, delicious.....it works marvelous as a chilled sparkling tea. Very like champagne!

Because I have often tossed some Bai Mu Dan on orders from new-to-me online tea shops, I have an abundance of BMD to sparkle and chill this summer. Excellent!
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Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:59 am

New Taipei City/ PingLing/ - TGY(鐵觀音) cultivar - seeding plant (實生苗)/ white tea. withered in 45hours.

New plantation in 2013 - there's no chemical these years (no organic fertiliser also).
Clean/ a little weak floral/ Bud provide some sweetness/ weak acid/ long after taste.

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Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:38 pm

An older Darjeeling Okayti white.

4g and brewing intuitively.

After a few years, it has lost its youthful aromatics for sure. I am told this is not the type of tea that ages well.
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So is it okay? This tea is very thick brewed with relatively casual infusion times. It is honey sweet and still has a little bit of fresh fruit character. There is also an odd note of petroleum which is fine I guess. Feels like I am taking shots of whiskey though. TGIF
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