I once mentioned to Carrie how I love the white tea that is available from Origi*ns, where the counter staff would happily pour you a cup but they would not sell any of the tea to you. So when I met her last weekend, she told me she just received some of this rare tea.
It is called White Tea because the leaves have tiny silvery hairs. I've had some dud versions before, these usually have a strong mouldiness. Not so this time. My tea tasted slightly sweet and nutty with a clean rounded finish. The leaves were tender and green. The picture was taken just after the water (not boiling) was poured into the cup, it is ready to drink after about 3-5 minutes when the colour changes to a delicate gold.