Subtle Treat Awaits
These wispy needles need a long, warm bath to wake up.For the first infusion, give it 3-5 minutes. The liquor is an amber color, similar to a light apple cider. The aroma starts as mountain lilac with a stone fruit underneath. becoming more fruity with successive infusions. The taste is a delicate flavor of peaches in dried grass and a lilac perfume. Three minute splashes in hot water keep bringing life to these little leaves.
I have tried an assortment of white teas from other sources and I have not been impressed.
I bought a sample of this one just to compare with the others. I had suspected I just didn't like white tea. But New Mexico Tea Company proved me wrong.
I have been brewing this tea in my own slap dash way. About 5 frams of tea in a 100 ml gaiwan. 180 ° f water, steep for 2 minutes for the first and second brews.
Subsequent brews I bring the water temp up 5° and steep for 2.5 minutes.
Doing it this way I get about 8 really yummy steeps. Each steep brings out some new flavor.
From piney, honey like in the first infusion, to stone fruits, then citrus the a little floral and ending a little spicey.
I want to drink this tea all day every day but I dont just so I can truly appreciate the deliciousness anew.
Delicious! I add NM honey for sweetness and it's a great treat. Ordered mine online and it came via US postal service within 2 days. Great service and product!!!