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 chado.my.teaway » Feb 16th, '13, 07:08

amaranto wrote:Seven Cups's Bai Mu Dan


One session? You brew 7 times the same leaves? Can you write me vendor?

amaranto wrote:Could anyone recommend a good Shou Mei?


http://www.fivestartea.pl/en_US/p/2009- ... a-Cake/182

Only 1$/10g. You can try. I'm planning to order this.
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Re: Official what White/Yellow are you drinking right now?

Postby amaranto » Feb 16th, '13, 20:14

Sure Chado, here's the website: www.sevencups.com/tea_shop/Bai-Mu-Dan-W ... -2012.html

I should probably mention that I get the most steeps when using a gaiwan filled a little over a fourth of the way with leaves. I've gotten several steeps out of other brands' Bai Mu Dan, but I feel like Seven Cups's is some of the freshest I've tried.

Thanks for the Shou Mei recommendation! I just ordered some stuff from Five Star, and I'll be sure to try theirs out.
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Re: Official what White/Yellow are you drinking right now?

Postby chado.my.teaway » Feb 16th, '13, 20:48

O God. Seven Cups its a vendor... I was thinking that you drink 7 cups of BMD. THX
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Re: Official what White/Yellow are you drinking right now?

Postby amaranto » Feb 16th, '13, 23:35

Maybe not seven, but I can usually get four or five!
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Re: Official what White/Yellow are you drinking right now?

Postby AdamMY » Feb 19th, '13, 11:18

"White Whisper" a Kenyan White tea from Phoenix Teashop. Smells very lovely, almost like a fresh fruit salad. I'm brewing it grandpa style.

Its a very delicious and easy drinking tea, I should revisit a lot more white teas.
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Re: Official what White/Yellow are you drinking right now?

Postby amaranto » Feb 21st, '13, 01:39

That white sounds very nice, Adam.
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Re: Official what White/Yellow are you drinking right now?

Postby debunix » Feb 21st, '13, 02:02

AdamMY wrote:I should revisit a lot more white teas.


I often get that feeling when I brew up some white tea. I don't drink it as often as I'd like to, because it deteriorates so quickly after brewing, and needs to be brewed and drunk up immediately.
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Re: Official what White/Yellow are you drinking right now?

Postby rhondabee » Feb 21st, '13, 17:05

I am drinking today for the first time some Ya Bao tea the Fragrant Cup. The dry and wet leaves smell pungently fresh, but the broth tastes very light and sweet.
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Re: Official what White/Yellow are you drinking right now?

Postby debunix » Feb 21st, '13, 19:41

brewing up some Ye Fang Bai Cha from Norbu today, a quiet afternoon in the office when I can take my time with the brewing and not be interrupted in the drinking: a sweet, fruity, floral and entirely lovely tea, with my present infusion--the third, now up from 150 and 160 to 170 degrees--the best yet. Mmmmm.
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Re: Official what White/Yellow are you drinking right now?

Postby Josh m » Mar 5th, '13, 20:56

Spending lots of time lately drinking pai mu tan.. and getting some great 5-6 re-steeps off this batch..(with all this talking about it, i might need to go have some now)
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Re: Official what White/Yellow are you drinking right now?

Postby AdamMY » Mar 6th, '13, 15:48

I always forget how powerful this tea is.... wow, even when made at a mild level can easily put me down for the count.

Chun Go Hyang- Hwang Cha/ Yellow Tea

Its a Korean Balhyocha from Good Green Tea, thats aged for 1000 days before it is sold.
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Re: Official what White/Yellow are you drinking right now?

Postby debunix » Mar 10th, '13, 12:34

Ya Bao wild camellia buds. So sweet, floral, fruity, mellow. It takes a lot of buds and you don't get a lot of infusions, but it is such a nice thing to ease a spring-forward morning.
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Re: Official what White/Yellow are you drinking right now?

Postby chado.my.teaway » Mar 16th, '13, 05:20

Nonpareil BMD from Five Star Tea

4 grams/100ml 1' 1' 3' 5' 7'

I feel so..fresh;d;)
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Re: Official what White/Yellow are you drinking right now?

Postby debunix » Mar 16th, '13, 13:38

More of the Ya Bao--almost finished with this batch. It makes a nice lead in to a midday puerh session.
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Re: Official what White/Yellow are you drinking right now?

Postby JRS22 » Mar 16th, '13, 14:22

I was inspired by chado.my.teaway to give my 2010 Bai Mu Dan another chance. I checked Five Star Teas for brewing ideas and decided to follow their gong fu approach. I half filled a pot with tea leaves, set the water temp to 165, and started with a 30 second steep. This tea is not destined to become one of my favorites, but it was good enough to look forward to more sessions with it. And a good thing too, because when I made the purchase, I accidentally bought two 50 gram bags, one of which is still sealed! Its from Seven Cups, so its a good quality, well packaged tea, which should be finished by the 2014 harvest.

Its been a white tea kind of day. My second tea session was Rishi Jasmine Silver Needles. I have a yixing.com pot that someone gave me years ago because he knew I would enjoy the shape and the chinese astrological symbols as decoration in the kitchen. Years later when I began drinking tea I washed out the pot and tested it. Somehow even the best Jasmine tea tastes better brewed in this pot.
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