What White Are You Drinking

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debunix
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Sat Mar 19, 2022 4:43 pm

I got some of those buds from Yunnan Sourcing years ago. They were fun and tasty, but when I forgot them I. The back of a drawer, they later just tasted like dust. So enjoy them today while they’re still lovely.
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Sat Mar 19, 2022 6:13 pm

debunix wrote:
Sat Mar 19, 2022 4:43 pm
I got some of those buds from Yunnan Sourcing years ago. They were fun and tasty, but when I forgot them I. The back of a drawer, they later just tasted like dust. So enjoy them today while they’re still lovely.
Thanks for the advice! I will make sure to enjoy them while they're fresh :)
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Tue Mar 22, 2022 4:24 am

debunix wrote:
Sat Mar 19, 2022 4:43 pm
I got some of those buds from Yunnan Sourcing years ago. They were fun and tasty, but when I forgot them I. The back of a drawer, they later just tasted like dust. So enjoy them today while they’re still lovely.
That happened to me too. Great while fresh, but don't really age well.
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Mon Apr 04, 2022 4:05 pm

Was a bit challenging stuffing 5g in my pot- ended up crunching them in - the result was nice. Stuffing the pot and then doing long infusions...

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Mon Apr 04, 2022 9:37 pm

pedant wrote:
Tue Feb 01, 2022 5:36 pm
Cih En Primitive Wild White tea 2300m from chen hauying. $1/g. no clue what cih en means.


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i'm guessing this tea was cooked after picking based on this crazy vibrant green color.
fun looking material.

this was half of a 10g sample. takes up a ton of volume.

it's pretty decent. nutty and a bit peppery like some green teas, but it has white tea notes.
green color not necessary have to be sign of the heat processing. Here is some white tea from wild tea trees and it's also that green , yet simply dried on bamboo mats ( no machine dry ) .
Nutty & peppery ...yes, that could be a sign of the "roast" .
And actually , I'm looking at your pic again, it has only the green leaves , so yep , seems like leaf had no chance / time to oxidize at all.

Wild white
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Mon Apr 11, 2022 8:33 pm

Some aged white. 1989 shoumei from a friend. Hard to say if it really is this old (it is a bit astringent), but this tea certainly has depth....and the energy really got me

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Wed Apr 13, 2022 10:08 am

Now a white that is 30 years younger
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Wed Apr 13, 2022 7:50 pm

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Mon Nov 29, 2021 4:36 am
Enjoying Premodern Peony from Tea Hong out of Hong Kong -- brews up nicely when left in a gaiwan. Supposedly produced in 2011, although it has a mystery provenance, so it could be something else. On my list of things to do is to try a side-by-side with the Aged White Peony from Silk Road Teas, which is from 2001 and has a much better provenance (although California storage conditions are quite different from Hong Kong). Still not sure what is driving me to drink these old white teas -- some of the worst teas I've ever had have been old white teas. Probably the same compulsion that lead to putting a Red-A plastic lampshade on the bulb in the cellar, a fascination with Hong Kong cultural products. :)
Finally did the taste-off. 2001 surprisingly had more lingering fragrance -- I guess due to being stored drier? It also had a little waxiness I didn't find in the 2011 (although not enough to be distracting). If the 2011 is a fake, it stands up well to the real thing, at least through the first couple steeps. :)
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Tue Jul 12, 2022 7:58 am

An unknown gift from a friend, wild Taiwanese tea… the leaves look so beautiful, we’ll see how the taste is!

It does smell nice already.
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Sun Jul 17, 2022 7:57 am

Same wild white again. Pot sure helps to tame some of the wildness/faults of this tea.
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