Darjeeling Special Spring White Tea

description

This is an entry level white tea, made from a clonal blend. It has a complex character, topped with a prominent citrusy note alongside typical floral-fruity flavors. We recommend it for those who want to explore the Darjeeling white tea type. Costs less than most others in this class, but offers value for money.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Powdery, marked by the lifted sweetness of ripe tropical fruits, a touch of green, and hints of citrus blossom.

appearance

Light gold

taste

A typical first flush Darjeeling clonal, the liquor starts out clean and crisp, turning sweet in the middle. The fruity-floral flavors are persistant throughout. Liquor is mellow and balanced and feels impressively silky on palate.

COMPLEMENTS

Best enjoyed on its own or with a bowl of fresh fruit.

dry leaf

aroma

Subtle hints of citrus blossom and toasted nuts

appearance

Mix of loosely-rolled, dark olive green leaves, pale green, white buds and green flakes

infusion

aroma

Vegetal with notes of roasted nuts, bark

appearance

Mix of bright green and olive green, partly coppery leaves with few pale, unopened buds.

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

6 fl oz

185-194 oF

2.5 tsp / 2.5 g

5 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

TIME OF DAY
Anytime
CAFFEINE
Low
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
First
SPECIALTY
Clonal
SKU FFGDWW | GRADE SFTGFOP1

22 Reviews

Likes

  • Freshness 16
  • Great Aroma 12
  • Unique Flavor Profile 11
  • High Quality 9
  • Smooth Body 8

Dislikes

  • Weak 8
  • No Flavor 2
  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 1
  • Strong 0

Best Served

  • Anytime 8
  • Evening 6
  • Afternoon 6
  • Dessert Tea 5
  • Morning 4

Pradeep Kumar

July 6, 2017

Excellent

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body.

Best Served : Morning, Evening.

Excellent Taste, Smooth and delicious.

Deepika

June 26, 2017

Very delicate and refreshing tea .

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

You can have it anytime ..it is floral not overpowering at all ...well balanced and exactly same as described .

Jane

April 21, 2016

delightfully floral

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

The aroma of the dry tea leaves is sweet and floral. This tea has a wonderful flowery flavor with none of the astringency that sometimes accompanies white teas. I agree with some of the other reviewers who say this tea has a sweet spot--if you don't steep it long enough it has no flavor. Too long, and you don't properly capture the floral essence. I would definitely buy this tea again.

Matt

April 19, 2016

Light and easy

Likes : Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Weak, Bitter if Over-Steeped.

This tea is good, but you must be very careful about steeping time. Too short, and it's weak; too long and it's bitter and grassy. But if you hit the "sweet spot", it's a nice morning tea. Reviewed as part of theTeabox subscription program.

Ian

Feb. 13, 2016

Delicate but pleasant white tea.

Likes : Freshness, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : No Flavor.

Quite a light tea; overall some beautiful floral hints, but somewhat lacking in overall flavour unless brewed beyond stipulated time. Reviewed as part of theTeabox subscription program.

Ian

Aug. 27, 2015

Pleasant but quite weak

Likes : Freshness.

Dislikes : Weak.

Best Served : Afternoon.

This was a nicely flavoured tea but was quite weak - a bit weaker than my preferred choice but nice on a cool summer afternoon.

Scott Strizic

Aug. 27, 2015

A delicate expression

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Dislikes : Weak.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon, Evening.

I do reconize the freshness and quality of this tea, but i do prefer a bolder flavour. I do find it quite pleasant when I am in the mood for subtlety.

aktau.laroute

Aug. 20, 2015

Если бы он стоил немного дешевле,я бы клал его в каждую посылку

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Безусловно, дорого, вкусно, богато, чай просто завораживает, если бы не цена, безусловно, только его бы и брал, рад, что он мне попался по акции, очень впечатлён

Sarah

Aug. 16, 2015

Nice late night tea!

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma.

Dislikes : Weak.

Best Served : Afternoon, Evening.

Very light in taste with hint of almost a citrus flavor. It's really nice to have at night. Received this tea in my first Teabox order. Can't wait to try the others!

Francesco

Aug. 12, 2015

A strong yet also delicate taste

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

I particularly enjoy sipping this Darjeeling - it has a strong yet also delicate taste and is wonderfully pure and clean tasting. The light yet well defined colour reflects this.

Kirsty

Aug. 10, 2015

Floral and fruity

Likes : Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

Lovely light tea. Definitely tasted fruity to me and wonderful sweet floral notes as well.

Christine

Aug. 9, 2015

Lightweight, Floral Tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma.

Dislikes : No Flavor.

Best Served : Anytime.

Super relaxing floral tea. As nice as it smelt, it was a little weak with undertones of soap (*note: any time I try a floral tea it tastes like soap to me. My father however, liked the floral flavour). The sweetness was lovely though!

Mariah

Aug. 2, 2015

Beautiful White Tea

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime, Afternoon, Evening, Dessert Tea.

This was the tea I was most excited to try, so I saved it for last. It definitely lived up to my hopes and dreams. There's not much of an aroma, but the taste is suburb. Light and floral with tones of peach. So very good.

Emma

July 17, 2015

Clean and refreshing

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Dislikes : Weak.

Best Served : Anytime.

The tea is light and soothing; perfect for a midday pick-me-up as it leaves you feeling fresh and rejuvenated.

Alexandra Kimmel

July 10, 2015

Очень вкусный белый чай!

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime, Dessert Tea.

Этот чай мне попался в наборе пробников белого чая

Alexander

May 4, 2015

Wonderful tea!

Likes : Freshness.

Best Served : Anytime.

I am a huge fan of white teas, and even more so for teas from the first pluck of the season. This tea combines the best of both worlds for me(White and First Flush) and was immediately one of my favorites. I like that it has a low caffeine content which allows it to be drank at almost anytime during the day. Simply put, it is an excellent tea with a refreshing flavor and produces a liquor with a delicate bronze hue once finished steeping.

achusk

Nov. 10, 2014

The drink to begin or end your day with.

Likes : Great Aroma.

Dislikes : Weak.

Best Served : Morning, Dessert Tea.

This is a special treat. I'm no tea connoisseur and don't have the taste buds to really get the complete rich taste the tea promises. But the little I did experience was nothing like before. To do this justice, Have it either as the first thing you taste in a day or the very last.

Mohan

Oct. 29, 2014

A superb white tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

The tea has a nice after taste and it is affordable. Can recommend highly.

Michael

Oct. 13, 2014

Pleasant new discovery

Likes : Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Weak.

Best Served : Evening.

Pleasant tea, first I have tried a single white tea. Did not find the tea overly strong after around 7min. Tea was light, with a grassy note, but was very smooth and rich. I would drink this tea in the evening because its light along with its low caffeine content, Really enjoyed this tea without milk, which is a first for me.

MARCO

Sept. 18, 2014

Good value for money.

Likes : Freshness, High Quality.

Best Served : Evening, Dessert Tea.

This a very delicate and floral tea, perfect for the evening. An excellent white tea with a perfectly reasonable price. I will reorder it again.

Chris

Sept. 5, 2014

Creamy and Fruity

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Dislikes : Weak.

Best Served : Afternoon, Dessert Tea.

This tea needs to be drunk alone; the aroma doesn't hit you in the face like an autumnal muscatel. But, the aroma IS very unique - a little like orange (dreamsickle?!), which is enhanced by the creamy mouthfeel. The taste is similar to a very light, black darjeeling, with a slight floral aftertaste.

Sebastien

Jan. 17, 2014

Excellent

Brewed as recommanded (8-10 minutes), this tea is absolutely awesome. Delicious flowery freshness, very long tasting, and great mouth feeling. Very hard to find defaults to this tea : subtile but with an explosion of flavours, round but very fresh, and powerful but relaxing. I recommend this tea !

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