2020 Winter Harvest Darjeeling White Tea
Its a pleasure to offer you a wintertime tea from Darjeeling, which is most popular for its first flush harvest. Grown in a mid elevation garden of 3500-4000 feet, the winter seasons slow growth provides the leaf with a nectar like sweetness along with citrus fruit notes.
The dry leaf smells sweet with notes of vanilla and milk chocolate, when placed on heated teaware, there is a burst of dessert like aroma which is similar to vanilla wafer. The taste is dominant in notes of mango, sweet lime and white chocolate. The first infusion has a honey finish which is replaced by a pleasant green leaf astringency common in Darjeeling first flush teas. There are some more interesting fruity notes present like muskmelon and litchi especially if brewed at lower temperature. With the later brews the fruity character resembles pineapple and green olives. There is also a hint of mild spice in the third and fourth infusions which gives the medium bodied liquor a nice bite. The aftertaste fruity and sweet with notes of guawa and peach lingering for a long time.
Appearance : Light yellow
Taste : Vanilla, honey, mango, creamy, white chocolate, sweet lime, pineapple, green olive
Steeping Time : 4 minutes western style, 30 seconds gongfu style adding 10 seconds every subsequent steep
Recommended Steeping Temperature : 75°C
Recommended Steeping Method : Works good both ways, gongfu and western style