Aged white tea

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Tearrans
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Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:24 pm

Any recommendations of age white tea?
Will appreciate any info about:
- Vendors
- Better age
- Regions/Cultivar/Blends etc
- Material to brew it, type of pot etc
- anything you think that is important to consider

Thanks!
Nis
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Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:02 am

Only just getting into them myself, so limited experience.

- White2Tea has some really nice ones. The 2013 Gongmei is great.
- No idea about ideal age.
- Don't know about regions either.
- White teas are very flexible in terms of brewing. You can do it pretty much however you like: Gaiwan, western, grandpa, boiling...
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debunix
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Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:47 am

My only experience is the occasional 'accidentally' aged-a-few-years-in-the-back-of-the-tea-cupboard find. It often stays tasty, but different. I've never sought one out, and I doubt that any of my usual vendors have had one, because I'd probably have tried one.
TeaZero
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Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:43 am

With regards to white tea age, there's a saying: 1 year, is good. 3 years, is a treasure. 7 years, it's medicine."
So assuming this, I guess in 3 years is good to drink, and in 7 years it can reach full potential. It will probably also depend on how you store it though. Can absolutely recommend the aged white tea cakes selection of Teasenz. Particularly like the bai mu dan cake.
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S_B
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:41 pm

With regards to white tea age, there's a saying: 1 year, is good. 3 years, is a treasure. 7 years, it's medicine."
Sorry to be that guy but just to add a bit of accuracy to the saying it is 一年是茶,三年是藥,七年為寶 or some similar rendition. Basically, just a bit swapped with yours - the saying is at 1 year it is tea at 3 years medicine, and at 7 a treasure :)

As for how accurate that is...I can't really say...I have very limited experience with white teas.
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