This is a gorgeous tea and is fast becoming a Blue Willow favorite. Each leaf is blanketed in downy hairs with a new bud peeping out. Grown on the heights of Ai Lao Mountain in Yunnan, the dry leaf invokes memories of sweet dried fruit. The steeped tea is mild in tannins and has a soft sweet-grass note with substantial body and a smooth mouth feel. Good for several steeps, this tea will keep blossoming with each infusion.
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Each of these expertly plucked buds is hiding a young leaf bud that will reveal itself upon steeping. The downy hairs covering the leaves create a silver shimmer and offer aromas of fresh herbs and sweet hay. The liquor is a soft yellow-pink color and imparts delicate flavors of melon seed and clover blossoms. Unlike other white teas that comprise such young leaves, this tea has a lot of character and full body. It is quite versatile and can be steeped in multiple short steeps, or a long infusion without getting bitter or losing its nuances.
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2019 leaf plucked from 2000 meter elevation trees on Ai Lao Mountain. The leaf composition is a perfect blend of expertly plucked tips and larger leaves with very little breakage in the processing. The result is a smooth, well-rounded tea with notes of apricot and sweet hay. These cakes can be broken up and enjoyed now, or stock op on a bamboo-wrapped tong and age it!