Today’s tea is an imperial grade Yue Guang Bai white tea cake from Yunnan Sourcing.
Supposedly this tea is from 40 to 60 year old bushes.
Brand: Yunnan Sourcing
Tea: Yue Guang Bai
Harvest: Spring, 2019
Location: Jinggu, China
The tea is wrapped in simple white paper.
The tea cake itself has contrasting colors due to it containing a combination of darker leaves and silver tea buds and weighs about 100 grams.
The tea cake is fairly compressed and is not easy to pry apart.
I decided to brew this tea in a small glass pitcher using spring water.
The tea was then strained through a stainless steel mesh filter.
Steeped for 1 minute.
Good body and flavor.
Tastes a bit like honey, but not cloyingly sweet.
Flavor notes: Wildflower honey, root vegetables, hay, white peach, cherry wood, molasses, and malt.
It seems to coat the mouth and leave a long-lasting aftertaste.
Steeped for 1 minute and 15 seconds.
It definitely tastes like a white tea, but there are some elements of black tea as well.
It’s more apparent in the second steep.
Steeped for 1 minute and 30 seconds.
The wildflower honey notes are still upfront and center.
Not bitter at all.
In my opinion, Yunnan Sourcing’s 2019 imperial grade Yue Guang Bai white tea cake is a fantastic deal.
Very enjoyable tea for the price.
I would recommend this one.