Hong Yu Deep White 2020

Hong Yu Deep White 2020


White tea with a twist

The very same cultivar which leaves that make the black tea, Fragrance of Taiwan — Red Jade — is employed to make this unique white tea. Where the black tea has an upfront distinctive character which tea novices may need time to grow into, the white tea version is a lot friendlier for understanding this wonderful camellia formosenisis species with.

Hong Yu Deep White has the light and easy first impression like other white teas, but that will grow in your palate to the roundness of an aged black tea and the floral character of an oolong. An unmistakable gastronomical signature uniquely its own seamlessly holds all elements together as a continuum of olfactory-palatial sensation experience.

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Net weight: 40 g (1.3 oz) in Kraft-alu pack

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Leaves on the Hong Yu tea plant

The tea cultivar for producing Hong Yu Deep White is a unique looking one that reflects the wild nature of its ancestry

臺灣本土育種 深造青白茶紅玉

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Accents of rosemary, cilantro and mint on a fresh overtone of ripening greenhouse fruit vegetables. Undertone of camphor. Silky texture. Lightly malty liquor that is light and lively in the beginning that gradually grows in the palate. Umami is followed by spices of peppery overtone with hints of camphor and mint. Long umami aftertaste accented with rosemary.

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Leave the heavy duty of making a large pot of tea to other teas. Not that this tea does not do well when infused to a large quantity of liquid, but that it will reveal its best when prepared well in smaller quantity, such as in a 150ml tasting standard vessel. It can be either shorter infusion duration like 7g to 150ml for 45 sec, or 2.5g for 5 min. Higher temperature, such as 95°C for more aroma, spiciness and a stronger backbone, or lower, such as 85°C for a softer taste. Or anywhere in between. As an old tea addict, I myself habitually add a touch more leaves and time to make it denser. I am spoiled. Other connoisseurs, however, always prefer a harmonious approach using shorter time, and/or less leaves. Albeit tied to the physical nature of things, infusion is an art after all.

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Weight 150 g
Dimensions 18 × 9 × 5 cm
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