par Christie Lee
[EN] This is an exquisite luxury tea with a pure taste and unmatched freshness.
par Kimberley Thompson
[EN] This is an amazing tea and I'm so glad I got it. It has a unique taste. It has a bit of a stronger smoother taste than other white teas I have tried. This one is my new favourite.
[EN] Thinking maybe this is an acquired taste. I normally drink the silver tips, but thought would try this even though it was so expensive. Disappointed, for me it has a very grassy taste, definitely would rather drink the tips any day, Using it as iced tea with a bit of lime so I don't waste it. Can't see why it is worth so much money. Would not buy again, stick to China tea's.
par Mitchell Hiller
[EN] Total rip-off. For half the price you can get the 'real' stuff, like Yin Zhen Bai Hao (which is already expensive). The truly exquisite whites are (I now know) only available from China.
When you drink them, expect to feel a balancing of mind, body and spirit. This is not hyperbole. That’s why they’re so highly tauted, rare and expensive. Here you’ll get a ‘nothing’ tea for double the price. The leaves (not buds, like the real stuff) are black dried up long brittle pieces like something you’d expect to find in the street in late fall.
The hype that the Japanese are competing in quality with the famous Chinese buds is nothing but marketing. If this tea satisfies you then save your money and buy Columbian white tea.
190 degrees brewing recommendation is extraordinarily high for any white tea which would ruin the delicate flavors and micro-nutrients of the real stuff. That should have been enough warning for me right there, but frankly I took a very high priced risk because I was looking for a substitute that wasn’t loaded with fluoride, like all teas from China are. (That is a fact, not an educated or uneducated guess).
Another tip that this company has no interest in standing behind their ‘quality’ claims is the measuring amount. How could you measure 1.5 teaspoons of long brittle leaves? It should and could only have been measured by weight.
Sometimes supremely expensive seems like a stamp of quality in and of itself. This is a P.R. robbery.