Leaf Type: White
Where To Buy: Fong Mong Tea
Plucked from Taiwan’s wild camellia hybrids at the elevation of 1800m, these young silver buds promise an amazing experience for all white tea enthusiasts.
What makes Taiwan White Tea so different are when it is harvested and how it is processed. The leaves and buds are plucked when they are still young and immature. Then they are taken to dry and the oxidation process is stopped. Because of the minimal processing of white tea, it retains a high amount of antioxidants which makes it with high CP value.
Learn more about this tea here.
I’ve tried (and enjoyed!) quite a few different Oolong teas from Fong Mong Tea, so I was excited when I learned that they are now offering a Taiwan White Tea. If this white tea lives up to the standards that I experienced with the other teas from Fong Mong, I knew I was in for a delightful experience with their new White tea.
And this tea is quite lovely! The leaves look a lot like a White Peony and the aroma of both the dry leaf and brewed tea remind me of a White Peony.
So it came as no big surprise that the flavor is very much like a Bai Mu Dan or White Peony tea. It has that sweet, delicate flavor that I love. Notes of sweet melon and a dewy note that evokes thoughts of a sunny spring morning and the dew-kissed spring leaves that glisten in the sun. A hint of an airy, hay-like note and a touch of earthiness.
It’s a very refreshing and crisp cup, the kind of tea that I like to drink as I’m relaxing, because it’s not overly invigorating. Instead, it soothes and inspires a sense of calm as I sip it.
A really, really nice white tea from Fong Mong Tea! I’m so happy to see that they’re expanding their collection of teas!