Leaf Type: White Darjeeling
Where to Buy: Camellia Sinensis
This white tea is very unusual combination of Darjeeling terroir, pure assamica tea, and the artisanal expertise of Avongrove’s Mr.Subba. Large silken buds give a relatively dark infusion and liquor due to the assamica’s chemistry. Rich and creamy in the cup with a smooth, full attack of cocoa butter and hazelnut notes that linger into a long pleasant aftertaste.
Ahhh-Maz-ING! This is an astounding white Darjeeling.
The tea brews quite dark for a white tea – and when I first saw the brewed liquor I was a little worried that I had used too much leaf or infused too long. But, after tasting it (and reading the above description) I realize that this tea is meant to be this dark. The aroma of the liquor is quite delightful – I can smell notes of chocolate! YUM!
The flavor is quite surprising. Normally with a white tea, you might expect the flavor to be delicate, but that is not the case here. This is one of the strongest white teas that I think I’ve ever tasted. The flavor is smooth and rich and quite delicious. Sweet, nutty, and even a hint of cocoa in there. Very flavorful and very enjoyable.
I would recommend this tea to anyone who might think they don’t really care for white tea because it is too delicate – this one will shock them! This may just be my favorite white tea yet! I love it.