Your favorite white tea?


White and yellow teas are among the most subtle.

Postby Space Samurai » Jan 28th, '07, 05:37

For me its a tie between bai hao yin zhen (silver needle) and bai mu dan.

Though not from the traditional province of Fujian, you can get a bai mu dan from Yunnan that is quite remarkable. I tend to stick with it because it is Fair Trade Certified.

I have tried an Indian white tea, a bai mu dan from the Maikabari estate, but as much as I love the darjeelings from Maikabari, it just wasn't as good.
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Postby javyn » Feb 3rd, '07, 15:41

Adagio's Bai Mu Dan looks great. Has anyone gotten it here, and are the leaves really that green and lush looking as in the photo?
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Postby Mary R » Feb 3rd, '07, 21:07

javyn wrote:Adagio's Bai Mu Dan looks great. Has anyone gotten it here, and are the leaves really that green and lush looking as in the photo?


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Postby TeaMan » Mar 16th, '07, 12:02

Silver Needles.
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re: Your favorite white tea?

Postby varatphong » Mar 27th, '07, 08:54

My personal favorite is White Puerh Tea. I find the taste and aroma more pronounced when compared to other white teas while it still possesses that appealing floral, nectar like quality. The fact that it also has potential ageing possibilities, that makes it more exciting. FYI I uploaded an article not so long ago at http://www.puerhcha.com/Pu-erh%20Tea%20 ... rh_Tea.htm

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Postby Live.the.green.... » Apr 22nd, '07, 22:31

Silver Needle is my favorite <3
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Favorite White

Postby Marky » Jun 23rd, '07, 15:30

My favorite white tea is Shou Mei, also called Sow Mee or longevity eyebrow tea. It's a lower grade white tea but it has a very nice flavor, smooth and less "fresh green" tasting than some other white teas. I usually flush the leaves for about a minute to reduce the caffeine content and drink the "second" pot. It's inexpensive too. Too bad Adagio doesn't carry it.
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Postby Mocha Wheels » Aug 22nd, '07, 14:03

is there a white pear? the only pear tea i've had was rooibos.
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Postby Aqueoustransmeg... » Aug 22nd, '07, 17:13

Marlene wrote:white darjeeling!! by far!! Just too pricey for me most days of the month...


I just ordered some white darjeeling from here and it was SPECTACULARLY AWESOME! I am not a white tea fan over all, or didn't think i was, but I like darjeeling. This was everything I love about darjeeling tastewise plus...I dunno something awesome! it was good to go straight from the pot and absolutly delicious.

the second infusion was completly unflavorful though :P too bad because it is kinda pricey.
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Re: Your favorite white tea?

Postby Mocha Wheels » Aug 22nd, '07, 17:54

PeteVu wrote:I'm new to white teas and was just curious as to what all of your favorite white teas are. I didnt get a chance to order silver needle or jasmine blossum, and was wondering the impressions of those who have tried it before.


i drink any mint white tea! :lol:
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Re: Your favorite white tea?

Postby Trey Winston » Oct 15th, '07, 14:03

I have really only tried two varieties, Silver Needle (China) and Silver Tip (Ceylon), and I think the latter is slightly sweeter, which suits me fine. It also seems it can take more steepings before the flavor becomes to subtle to sense.
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My favorite white

Postby Satine » Dec 3rd, '07, 01:57

Right now my favorite flavored white is still a Teavana tea called: Queen of Babylon. It has pomegranate, carrots, and pineapple pieces in the white... but I like the new Adagio grapefruit white too. Unflavored-wise though, I drink a mix of Silver Needle in _every_ mixture I make... green, white, or otherwise, Silver Needle is there and I haven't had a cold since I started months and months ago. :)
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RE: Mocha Wheels, White Pear

Postby Satine » Dec 3rd, '07, 01:59

Mocha Wheels wrote:is there a white pear? the only pear tea i've had was rooibos.


"Pear Luna" is a white Pear tea Teavana makes. I'm a Team Lead there and drink it a lot actually. Try it. It's heaven. :)
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Postby hop_goblin » Dec 3rd, '07, 17:06

Is peony a white??
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Postby Chip » Dec 3rd, '07, 17:16

White peony is called Bai mutan and around 20 variations in spelling. It is a white tea. Very full flavored for a white actually.
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