Yǐ Shēng Gǔ Shù Bái Chá, 野生古树白茶, Wild Ancient Tree White Tea
Post-Spring Festival, 2017; var. 300+ y.o. wild trees; #DayaoShan, Lingcan, #Yunnan; very young juvenile buds, Sun Dried, minimally processed #WhiteTea; 1800+ m; #TodaysTea, #今天的茶, Jīn Tiān De Chá.
Infusion: 3g in 150ml for 50-60sec.@90-100deg. C
Dry leaf aroma: lemon, apricot, tangerine peel, hint of fresh ginger;
Wet leaf aroma: spicy, black cardamom, smoked ham;
Liquor: pale lemon yellow, with a dusty, cinnamon, vanilla, and slight candy cane aroma;
Mouthfeel/Taste: thick, viscous, creamy, mildly tingling, sweet, with a mild fish bone, prickle the throat aftertaste;
Flavour: milky, floral, sweet spice aromatics, with a mild florist shop vegetal finish;
Opinion: This Tea is a party for the senses. It made from 300+ year old, #wildarbour, Tea trees that grow above 1800m. The hand picked buds are picked each year immediately after #SpringFestival when they are still covered in what is called, “Bamboo Skin.” Sun dried with minimal other processing to retain the white downy coating on pale, yellow buds. This is a delightful and treasurable tea.