Ivory Blossom Tea
$36.00 – $120.00 — available on subscription
The Chinese name of this spectacular tea is Huang Hua Cha and it means Yellow Flower tea. It’s an exceptional entirely hand produced tea that comes from an albino version of famous Imperial Green Tea, when infuse in water, each leaf set floats like individual ivory yellow flower set.
Albino tea plants like this only exists as exceptions rather than anything normal, in acres of tea plants, only a few of these albinos exist, therefore, one can imagine the work that’s required to hunt, picked and produce a small batch of this unequally beautiful and incomparable tea.
The elegant large twisted golden yellowish leaves has a pleasant vegetable aroma. The texture of this tea on the palate is what sets it apart from any other green tea you’ll drink this year. Mild mellow sweet buttery creamy flavor without any bitterness and astringency. The ivory blossom is one of a kind, not only visually appealing but soft silky and creamy texture without any aggressive astringency at all.
Due to the light fluffy nature of this tea, we recommend using a minimum of 5 grams of tea per 6 oz of water. If you are “eye-balling” the quantity of leaves to use, you may need to use a bit more than you think to ensure correct level of flavor. We suggest infusing this tea in 175-180 degree water for 2-3 minutes. Always adjust temperature, steeping time and amount of tea used according to your personal preference. Don’t be afraid to experiment!
Good stuff, very mellow but I would call it a medium body.
JUST PLAIN FUN!! It reminds me of the elegantly simple taste of the wild snatches of honeysuckle blooms that I always looked for when I walked to and from elementary school every day as a child. There’s that fleeting, inimitable sweet floral taste of those tiny little droplets in this delightful tea! I am amazed and charmed all over again–THANK you, Roy! I’m loving it!