Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Tea Review Tuesday - A Review of Canton Tea Co's Ye Sheng Wild White Tea

The aromas of this white tea’s dry leaves are quite sweet and grassy. Fuzzy, short, white twists intermix with small green leaves for an enjoyable looking tea.  Canton Tea Co’s packaging suggests using 2 teaspoons of leaf per cup of water and infusing the tea for 2-3 minutes. Accordingly, 2 teaspoons of the tiny leaves went into my cup for a little over 2 minutes. The resulting aroma of this tea was somewhat different than the dry leaves suggested.

My cup of tea still maintained its grassy aromas, yet felt deeper and stronger with a light, roasted smell. I was further surprised when, upon tasting it for the first time, the flavor burst in my mouth, both sweet and fruity and without a lot of the formerly smelled grassiness. Impressed by the full flavor, I continue drinking.

This is one complex white tea…the flavor is not, in any way, straightforward. Slightly reminiscent of half a dozen different white teas, this is a must-try for white tea lovers. On my personal enjoyment scale, I would give it a 91/100.

This review was unsolicited and uncompensated.
Photo credit to Canton Tea Co.
This tea may be found and purchased on Canton Tea Co's website, here.

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