Apr 18th, '17, 07:28
Vendor Member
Posts: 1295
Joined: May 27th, '12, 12:47
Location: Boston, MA

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

by ethan » Apr 18th, '17, 07:28

teaformeplease wrote: I had some of Adagio's Hunan Gold today and I'm a fan. It's a lot like Teavana's Golden Dragon, which was also a pretty nice yellow tea. Anyone else ever have this one before?
I have had Adagio's Hunan Gold a few times. I like it and consider this black tea. Also, I think the quality of Adagio's Hunan black teas is high. A friend of mine always has at least 2 of Adagio's Hunan teas on hand. I drink with her twice a year and have liked all of them.

Perhaps a chatter who knows about yellow tea will offer a definition. I think golden color is not the determining characteristic.

User avatar
Apr 18th, '17, 08:39
Posts: 539
Joined: Aug 19th, '15, 07:03
Location: on the road

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

by kuánglóng » Apr 18th, '17, 08:39

ethan wrote: Perhaps a chatter who knows about yellow tea will offer a definition. I think golden color is not the determining characteristic.
Don't know much about yellow teas but found this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_tea

No idea if that's the whole story, I've never seen them being made and didn't have too many of them so far. The one organic type I have laying around here is pretty decent and sits somewhere between a Dian Hong and some bready oolong taste wise with an intensely golden-yellow soup and strong notes of dark chocolate; nothing I'd drink on a warmer day though - YMMV.

User avatar
Apr 20th, '17, 12:42
Posts: 60
Joined: Jul 19th, '12, 16:10
Location: New Jersey

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

by teaformeplease » Apr 20th, '17, 12:42

ethan wrote:
Perhaps a chatter who knows about yellow tea will offer a definition. I think golden color is not the determining characteristic.
The leaves are treated more like a green tea except they undergo an extra step. Depending on the region the leaves are either piled, wrapped in cloth, or packed into a box. That can be repeated several times before the leaves are dried to remove any excess moisture. This processing causes a small amount of oxidation (which is why the taste is different from white tea) but it isn't fully oxidized by any means.

User avatar
May 3rd, '17, 06:35
Posts: 539
Joined: Aug 19th, '15, 07:03
Location: on the road

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

by kuánglóng » May 3rd, '17, 06:35

Qingshan Jasmine Yin Zhen (certfied organic)

Haven't drank a Jasmine tea or Yin Zhen in ages and while I wouldn't like to drink either type of tea every day I don't think there are significantly better Jasmine flavored teas out there. Really enjoyable once in a while, even with some food or chocolate on the side.
Back to some sheng pu :D

Jul 22nd, '17, 09:40
Posts: 18
Joined: May 23rd, '17, 05:49
Location: Yokohama, Japan
Contact: Aya

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

by Aya » Jul 22nd, '17, 09:40

I have white tea called "Platina Drop" 2015, which was grown in Wakayama prefecture, Japan. I didn't know we produce any white tea in Japan, but actually it is really good to my surprise - very fresh and flowery aroma and rather sweet flavor, brewed in my (supposedly) old Zhuni teapot. Senbei/ rice cracker goes very well with this white tea :)

User avatar
Jul 23rd, '17, 20:51
Vendor Member
Posts: 16
Joined: May 4th, '15, 23:43
Location: Fujian China
Contact: ablecha

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

by ablecha » Jul 23rd, '17, 20:51

It is very hot in July here, a cup of white tea is the most suitable in the monning, 5 grams of silver needle, which was made with the bud of BaiHao trees located in Fuding Fujian and should be picked up before April 5th, drink with clean sweet , not strong soup.

User avatar
Jul 23rd, '17, 22:59
Posts: 200
Joined: Dec 25th, '13, 22:59
Location: bangkok

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

by john.b » Jul 23rd, '17, 22:59

I drank an interesting white tea over the weekend I first tried last month that I never mentioned here, a "wild" tea from the North of Thailand (feral at best).

There are old Assamica plants up there from a tea tradition that goes way, way back, possibly even further than 1000 years (and of course claims about 1000 year old trees come up eventually). Per my understanding the Sukhothai empire in Thailand, established in 1200-something (although I should check that; my memory isn't what it was), was originated by immigrants from what is now Yunnan, so surely the tradition is that old.

I'll paste a link to a review and the short version of that review, so it wouldn't require actually clicking over to get the idea:

http://teaintheancientworld.blogspot.co ... white.html

There is a sweet fruit element, along the line of dried peach. And it's a bit creamy, actually tasting a little like cream. The fruitiness extends a little towards blueberry, or maybe raspberry instead. It's not distinct enough that it comes across as those separate elements, just in that range.

There is a mild earthiness and dryness too, underlying that, and a trace of an unusual flavor, hard to isolate. Forest floor is a more pronounced part of that, fall leaves, and a bit of mineral, and an unusual light earthy tone. It's like the wood scent of a stump, not decaying wood as in a peat or mulch scent, but with an aged effect.

It all does work but it's different. It helps that I've been on shou mei cakes for awhile. They're not the same but the general range is common.

User avatar
Jul 25th, '17, 01:13
Posts: 1144
Joined: Dec 2nd, '07, 17:53
Location: New York

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

by joelbct » Jul 25th, '17, 01:13

John's vivid review is hard to follow, but these are worth mentioning! Cupped the first two of seven white Darjeelings from Vahdam today.

Arya Pearl White Darjeeling, Organic First Flush 2017: Light, refined, a bit reminiscent of both Long Jing and Yin Zhen. Distinct Darjeeling notes, but quite more subtle than a usual "black" first flush. Beautiful leaf appearance.
Image


Avongrove Emperor White Darjeeling, Organic First Flush 2017: Excellent, succulent and mouthwatering. Wet leaf has a wonderful aroma. A bit more like a standard first flush Darj than the Arya was, but still tastes like a white tea rather than "black" first flush. A bit like a Darjeeling version of an excellent Bai Mudan.
Image

High Res Album of Seven White Darjeelings

I'm excited to taste the other five. Also, some other interesting finds- a Green first flush Darj, a gorgeous looking Oolong Assam and a Green Assam. More to follow.

Aug 26th, '17, 10:28
Vendor Member
Posts: 1295
Joined: May 27th, '12, 12:47
Location: Boston, MA

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

by ethan » Aug 26th, '17, 10:28

For a few days, I've been enjoying 5-color white tea from Monsoon Tea of Chiangmai, Thailand. Its flavors present themselves softly and slowly, mostly as aftertaste but are definitely there and pleasing. It's so light in body that one should be devoted to the drinking, and the attention paid to the tea is worth it; since it is surprisingly satisfying.

Aug 27th, '17, 17:18
Posts: 240
Joined: Sep 2nd, '10, 12:57

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

by fdrx » Aug 27th, '17, 17:18

Junshan buds from 2010, i can confirm it's not for aging.

User avatar
Sep 18th, '17, 19:46
Posts: 1439
Joined: Jul 21st, '10, 02:25
Location: Oz

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

by bagua7 » Sep 18th, '17, 19:46

Invited by a tea mate to have some wild silver needles from Yunnan, sourced locally. Very impressed. Sweet, delicate, calming, nothing overwhelming like the puerhs I drink daily. Good to have a change especially in this year's fiery bird. ;)

Trying to find something similar but online...I can forget about it! :(

+ Post Reply