Billimalai Special Winter Frost White Tea

description

Juiciness of ripe tropical fruits tugs at your senses right from the moment these tea leaves start steeping. Made of high quality CR-6017 clone, this scrumptious white tea is great for someone who is new to this class of tea and wants to explore more.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Intense fragrance of juicy tropical fruits with gentle vegetal undertones.

appearance

Straw

taste

The cup starts out clean, turning succulent in the middle. Soon, an enveloping sweetness of tropical fruits takes over and dominates the palate with a buttery and vegetal hint accompanying it. It's a surprising yet welcome marriage of juicy yellow fruit with vegetal flavors.

COMPLEMENTS

Best enjoyed on its own.

dry leaf

aroma

Nutty, notes of dry coconut, and toasted cashew.

appearance

Light rolled, long, tender, dark green leaves with scattering of silver tips.

infusion

aroma

White flowers and hint of moss.

appearance

Bright olive green

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

180 fl oz

80-85 oF

2.25 tsp / 2.5 g

4 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

Lemon

PICKING DATE
Jan 26, 2016
TIME OF DAY
Afternoon
CAFFEINE
Low
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
Winter
SPECIALTY
Frost
SKU NGWFBMW | GRADE SFTGFOP1 | INVOICE 290

3 Reviews

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Likes

  • Smooth Body 3
  • Great Aroma 3
  • High Quality 3
  • Freshness 3
  • Unique Flavor Profile 3

Dislikes

  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 0
  • No Flavor 0
  • Strong 0
  • Weak 0

Best Served

  • Anytime 3
  • Morning 2
  • Dessert Tea 1
  • Evening 0
  • Afternoon 0

Mohan

May 18, 2016

Exceptional Nilgiri tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime, Morning.

I have had many Nilgiri Green and White teas over the years and this one is right up there with the best of the best. Smooth flavor of fruits, brilliant finish that is almost buttery in taste. I have rarely encountered teas that end with a buttery after-taste, not in a bad way - it just highlights the excellent finish this tea has. Hugely recommended.

Stephen

April 18, 2016

My first 5-star review!

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

I haven't a great deal to add to Steep Easy's review (which is great!) other than to mention that this is my first 5-Star review. I found this tea to be just perfect! The taste of fruit/mango is wonderful and the body is just right. After the sweet tropical tastes, there is that wonderful, fresh 'green' taste that lingers for a moment that is quite addictive. I tried a second steep and, although it was 'thinner' it was still great. Drunk plain outside in some gentle spring sunshine - heaven on earth!

Christopher

March 6, 2016

Incredible Fruit Aroma, Balanced Taste

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime, Morning, Dessert Tea.

From the moment I opened the bag I was greeted with strong tones of sweet fruit, so fragrant that it rivaled the aroma of infused/flavored tea. When the hot water hit the dried leaves the sweet/spicy aroma of fruit was overtaken by a malty/grainy scent. The finished liquor was very pale and ever so slightly yellow. The aroma of tropical fruit returned to the steeped liquid and the play of sweetness from a dried fruit taste greeted the palate, while finished almost vegetal like many greens are. The sweet/fruity taste was subtle enough and balanced out by the vegetal/grainy tones to make repeat drinking not just pleasant, but a must. I even over-steeped some to see if it could turn bitter, but it never did, just the cereal notes got a bit more embellished. Smooth, warm and inviting when hot and leads me to believe if instantly iced it would be crisp and refreshing. Five stars.

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