Official what White/Yellow are you drinking right now?

White and yellow teas are among the most subtle.

Re: Official what White/Yellow are you drinking right now?

Postby JRS22 » Mar 16th, '16, 16:47

The first loose leaf tea I ever enjoyed (skipping tea bags completely) was jasmine. I still enjoy it, especially the Rishi jasmine silver needle - a good silver needle properly 'infused' with jasmine aroma. Today I'm brewing it in a greenwood gaiwan in a cheerful spring green.

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Re: Official what White/Yellow are you drinking right now?

Postby Alucard » Apr 11th, '16, 12:36

I'm not big into white tea but I'm really liking the Gu Shu Yinzhen sample I got from Hojo tea. Very tasty!

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Re: Official what White/Yellow are you drinking right now?

Postby ethan » Apr 25th, '16, 08:38

From Shangrilla Estates, Nepal. I drink this often & post sometimes. This morning I used leaves that had run the full course of rounds last evening. I had left them in the pot & was lazy waking up; so, a long untimed infusion has yielded a cup of decent tea close to the black tea from Nepal that I drink. I've never had such a dynamic tea as this.

JRS22, please let us know how you like the sample of Jun Chiyabari's white that you are getting from Tea Trekker.

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Re: Official what White/Yellow are you drinking right now?

Postby kuánglóng » Jun 1st, '16, 10:20

Taking a break from my Himalayan diet with some nicely aged 2008 FuDing Shou Mei in a celadon gaiwan. While this particular cake doesn't have quite the complexity, dynamics and the psychophysiological oomph of some of my younger bai cha there's still lots going on here, especially in the qi department. I can't remember a tea with such a deeply calming and relaxing effect on my entire system as this one and some few other aged Shou Meis in my stash.

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Re: Official what White/Yellow are you drinking right now?

Postby kuánglóng » Jun 27th, '16, 04:28

I had some 2014 Shou Mei with a buddy last night. I wasn't too happy with that tea when I got it about six months ago but it has matured into something much more enjoyable in the meantime.

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Re: Official what White/Yellow are you drinking right now?

Postby nickdutch » Aug 19th, '16, 13:12

bai mu dan. Its fantastic. I also have "yellow sun" which is very wholesome tasting.

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Re: Official what White/Yellow are you drinking right now?

Postby Streak » Oct 8th, '16, 00:36

I'm currently drinking a silver needle described only as "yunnan silver needles white tea".

I usually stick with gong fu brewing but I was really tired and decided to try a "lazy" method tonight. Since this tea stands up so well to repeated infusions, I put the leaves in an insulated glass tumbler that functions as a brew-and-go travel infuser (with a filter at the top to keep the leaves in), poured in water which was heated to a lower temp than what I would use for gong fu, and just let the leaves in there to steep indefinitely while I drank it.

This turned out much better than I expected! So much that I might save the gong-fu brewing for greens from now on, and stick with the add leaves, water, and go method for the Yunnan silver needle whites.

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