Zá Jiāo Bái Chá, 杂交白茶, Hybridized White Tea
C. sinensis var. hybridized sub-varietals; Yunnan Natural Agri Tech Co., Menglian County, Yunnan Province, 1400-1800m; Autumn, 2020, EU Organic, bud and 1-2 leaves, white tea process; #TodaysTea, #今天的茶, #JīnTiāndeChá, #Tea, #茶, #Chá.
Sage green to brown dry leaves, and hairy silvery buds, with a spicy, sweet melon, fragrance. When wet, the leaves take on a more variegated brown colour with a sweet, palm sugar, vanilla, and pleasentaroma.
3g of dry leaves were steeped in 150ml of water for 20-30sec@85-95 deg. C. The brewed tea liquor is a crystal clear, pale amber with a soft, loquat scent. in the mouth it is creamy, thick, peppery, stimulating, with a moderately thick finish and mildly fresh, bitter aftertaste. It tastes like dried tangerine peel, pomello, and ginger, with a hint of star-anise/licorice, and very soft honey sweetness in the finish.
I like this tea but I find that the mid infusions tend to leave me with an uncomfortable feeling of acidity in the stomach.