Zá Jiāo Bái Chá, 杂交白茶, Hybridized White Tea
Autumn, 2020; var. Camelia sinensis (hybridized sub-varietals); (Lucy Wang YNteas Agri Tech Co., Ltd.) Menglian, Yunnan; bud and 1-2 leaves, EU Organic, white tea process; 1400-1800m; #TodaysTea, #今天的茶, #JīnTiāndeChá.
Infusion: 3g in 150ml for 20-30sec@85-95 deg. C
Dry Leaf Aroma: spicy, sweet melon, fragrant;
Wet Leaf Aroma: sweet, palm sugar, vanilla, pleasent;
Liquor: pale amber with a soft, loquat scent;
Mouthfeel: creamy, thick, peppery, stimulating, moderately thick finish and mildly fresh, bitter aftertaste;
Taste: dried tangerine peel, pomello, ginger, with a hint of star-anise/licorice, and very soft honey sweet finish;
Opinion: This is a pleasant, spicy tea with vague, faint sweet and floral retronasal hints. It is fresh and stimulating on the palate, and drinks easily. I would go so far as to say this is a good candidate breakfast tea.