Loose-Leaf Indian White Tea from Frontier Co-op

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This was a somewhat atypical white tea, in several respects. It was grown in Kerala, India, a region whose teas are not widely available in the West. It is unusual to see white teas produced anywhere in India.

Also, the leaves are much darker than typical for a white tea. The visual character is a little like shou mei, but overall it is more like a white peony tea. It reminds me a little bit of white peony teas produced in Zhenghe county of Fujian province, which have a darker color.

To me, it tasted more like a bai hao oolong than a white tea.

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