White tea «Shuixian» («Narcissus») from Fujian province, made in 2018.
In appearance: large, fleecy buds and green leaves with thin cuttings. The aroma is refined, floral-herbaceous. The liquor is transparent with a light grapes hue.
The bouquet of brewed tea is light and airy, floral-herbaceous, with hints of gooseberry, green apples, raspberry leaf, and mint. The aroma is high and tender, spicy-floral. The taste is refined and full-bodied, sweetish, a bit spicy, with delicate berry sourness, turning into the lingering finish.
Brew tea with hot water (70-80°C) in a porcelain gaiwan or a teapot of porous clay. The proportion is 4-5 g per 100 ml. The time of the first steeping is about 6-8 seconds. After that do short steeps (just for 1-2 seconds), increasing steeping time for each subsequent step, if necessary. You can steep the tea up to 10 times.
White tea «Shuixian» is a fine choice for ceremonial tea drinking in a summer heat – dazzling, refined and refreshing.