Aged white tea «Lao Bai Hao Yin Zhen» («Silver Needles with white fur») from Fujian province, made in early spring of 2013.
In appearance: large, silvery-grey, pointed, hairy buds. The fragrance is restrained, herbaceous with a nutty accent. The liquor is transparent, with a light shade of white grapes.
The bouquet of the ready-made tea is mature and multifaceted, floral-herbaceous with hints of flaxseed, raspberry leaf, green apples, mint, and baked chestnuts. The fragrance is tender, spicy and floral with a fruity accent. The taste is refined and full-bodied, silky, sweetish, with a fine berry sourness, minty coolness, spicy nuances, and lingering finish.
Brew tea with hot water (80-85°С) in a porcelain gaiwan or in a teapot of porous clay. The proportion is 5-6 g per 100 ml. The time of the first steeping is about 10 seconds. After that do short steeps (just for 1-2 seconds), increasing steeping time for each subsequent step, if necessary. You can repeat steeping up to 12 times.
«Lao Bai Hao Yin Zhen» is a very interesting example of aged white tea for sophisticated connoisseurs.