Scent in tin: virtually none
Ratio: 1 tsp to 8 oz water
Steeped: 7 minutes @ 180 degrees
This blend is just beautiful, with leaves of several sizes, shapes and colors. There’s not much scent to the dried leaves, but with a delicate white, that’s not really surprising.
I brewed this in my clear glass gaiwan, and I wish I’d thought to take a picture of the leaves brewing – a lovely sight, to be sure.The liquor is dark yellow, with a nice, thick texture. In contrast, the taste is light with grassy notes, and a refreshing fruity aftertaste. A very light, fruity scent wafts up from the cup, but you won’t really notice it unless you focus. A very soothing tea for frazzled nerves, and one that promotes mindfulness in the brewing and drinking process.The wet leaves are just as appealing to the eye, and though I didn’t steep them again, I’m sure they would be excellent in multiple steepings. This is a wonderful tea for relaxing late at night, but would also be a really nice gift, or “company” tea. If you’re looking for another white tea to add to the cupboard, do try this. It’s highly enjoyable.