Silky texture with fruity and floral notes of mango, vanilla, violet and elderflower.
Almost like a very elegant Solero ice lolly.
Use 0.07oz of leaf per 5.1fl oz of water (2g per 150ml).
For the optimum infusion use 167°F (75°C) water.
Infuse for 2 minutes, tasting regularly.
You can infuse this tea at least three times. With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavour are revealed.
Cost Per Cup
$1.12 per cup based on 0.07oz of tea per 5.1 fl oz of water and 3 infusions.
If you have tried white tea in a teabag you may be forgiven for thinking our description is pure hyperbole.
But this is nothing like an industrial white tea, and it really goes beyond what you might expect from even the best loose leaf white tea we have ever tried.
You can taste the pure terroir of the Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden. This non-intervention farm is so rich in clean air, fertile soil, biodiversity and love.
Delicately plucked at the very start of the spring first flush, just as the bushes come out of their quiet winter period when they stop growing and bide their time until the warmth returns to the mountains.
Jun Chiyabari is the highest tea garden that we work with, and the spring growth is slow to emerge but when it does, it brings with it exceptional flavour. There is an incredible intensity to this loose leaf white tea, that will simply knock your socks off.
Not only does this sublime white tea make a delicious hot tea, but it also works beautifully to make a cold infused iced tea. Cold infusion tea (also known as cold brew tea) allows only the sweetest flavors to dissolve. It does take patience but 0.21 to 0.25oz (6 to 7 grams) left to steep in cold water in the fridge overnight will make the most refreshing loose leaf breakfast tea, calorie-free and rich in antioxidants.