I have been on an whirlwind trip to various parts in Southern China visiting farms and sampling many teas, I must report a remarkable new tea find. After sampling this one tea which quickly grabbed my attention I asked the farmer the name and he quickly responded that this is a new tea to market with no name. I asked if I could name it. He smiled and offered the opportunity of a lifetime…
Wild Honey Sprout
Here is how I would describe it:
These white tea buds are hand harvested deep in the forest of Fujian Mountains. The process begins with nature first blanketing these rare and unique buds in morning dew before they are carefully hand picked and then hot air dried. These wild tea buds are thick and slightly spiraled in a longitudinal direction with an uninhibited white and golden down surface.
The steeped infusion reveals a light caramel color with flavor notes of acorn squash, banana bread and honeydew melon. This tea can be steeped multiple times and is a must for the most seasoned tea aficionado.
Please share your comments and feedback on this new find.