Assam White

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Assam White

by Kunkali » Aug 27th 10 7:22 pm

Have not been able to find much information on how to brew this type. Any suggestions on a good way to brew this tea? (grams per 8 oz. , water temperature and steeping time for first steep and subsequent steeping)

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Re: Assam White

by Kunkali » Sep 2nd 10 11:28 pm

Still wondering about this one

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Re: Assam White

by Chip » Sep 3rd 10 2:59 am

You might have to buy some and report back to us! :mrgreen:

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Re: Assam White

by MadeForTeaVea » Sep 3rd 10 3:00 am

Wait I thought Assam was only black? This is news to me. I don't get out much.

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Re: Assam White

by Kunkali » Sep 3rd 10 1:12 pm

I have about a pound of it already...still working on the brewing issues but I notice it's very fruity like mango and apricot nectar flavors, no vegetal flavors at all, no astringincy no matter how many times or how long it's steeped. It gives a very light golden color when steeped. Seems pretty hardy. In flavor it has become my favorite white. I bought mine at Simpson and vail which they only sell satrupa estate. I got a sample from upton teas of the mothola estate Assam white haven't tried it yet. It's a limited time tea since only a few estates do it and once it's sold out you have to wait for next year. I recommend you try it it's got such a different flavor than the Chinese whites. There's also a white Darjeeling but I haven't tried any.

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Re: Assam White

by Chip » Sep 3rd 10 2:19 pm

Very interesting, who'd a thunk it! A fruity assam.

Sounds like a very good tea experience. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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Re: Assam White

by Kunkali » Sep 3rd 10 2:46 pm

The satrupa estate one is a bai mu dan and the mothola estate is a silver needle...so far I like the satrupa one better...more complexity in flavor I think

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Re: Assam White

by Alex » Sep 22nd 10 6:58 pm

White assam is sooooo good. Had some amazing stuff last year that made me weep.

I think I brewed a teaspoon in a gaiwan for a couple of minutes worked really well. Then just did one more brew for like 5 mins or so.

This stuff was really good though I could have probably brewed it in a shoe over night and it would have been smooth as silk.

Think I was brewing mine at 80c which sounds a little high but it has that malty vibe that needs a bit more heat to come out properly.

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Re: Assam White

by Kunkali » Sep 28th 10 9:47 am

Yes it's my favorite white hands down and holds up well to abuse....I actually enjoy the flavor of it when it's steeped longer...like 5 mins first steep and longer from there and haven't been able to reach the end of it's flavor no matter how many steeps I do...a real gem it is. Where do you buy yours from?

I like the bai mudan form of it more than the silver needle form.

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Re: Assam White

by TwoPynts » Sep 28th 10 2:57 pm

Just did some Googling.
Yes, it is a rather rare white and sounds delicious. Not very easy to find. Zen mentioned it in the chat when I said I was having some Spring '10 Yunnan Silver Needles. Now it's on my must try list.
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Re: Assam White

by rabbit » Sep 28th 10 8:43 pm

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Re: Assam White

by TwoPynts » Sep 28th 10 9:28 pm

rabbit wrote:Image
Mmmmm, white tips...

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Re: Assam White

by rabbit » Sep 28th 10 9:39 pm

TwoPynts wrote:Mmmmm, white tips...
It's a really big longjing fluffball!

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Re: Assam White

by Alex » Sep 29th 10 6:22 pm

Yeah its a defo must try. Get a really good one and you'll cry tears of joy!

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Re: Assam White

by Evkanguish » May 15th 14 10:34 am

Where can I go to get come high quality Assam Silver Needle tea?