Today I am reviewing a Nightlife white tea ball from White2Tea.
Supposedly this Yue Guang Bai white tea is made from a large leaf variety usually destined for puer tea.
Tea: Nightlife Mini
Tea Varietal: Yue Guang Bai
I brewed the whole 7 gram ball of white tea in a small glass pitcher which holds 1 medium gaiwan worth of water.
I don’t have any spring water on hand so I am using distilled water.
I gave the tea a 15 second rinse under hot water and discarded the rinse.
Steeped for 45 seconds.
Brewed a very light golden color.
The ball of tea seems more heavily pressed then many other white tea balls I have tried.
Flavor notes: Wildflowers, white grape, golden raisins, brown sugar, cream, vanilla
Steeped for 1 minute.
Brewed an amber color.
A dark honey note has developed.
Steeped for 1 minute and 15 seconds.
The flavor mostly carries on the same as before, except that it has a bit of a spice note now.
The tea ball has not fully decompressed yet, which is an issue with many of White2Tea’s offerings.
It’s a decent Yue Guang Bai tea, but it’s more expensive then Yunnan Sourcing’s imperial grade Yue Guang Bai, which I find to be higher quality.