Aaaand the Darjeeling binge continues, but this time with an offering courtesy of LibreTEAS. She passed on this little beauty in a care package, given my ravings for all things Giddapahar. After all, the estate was the first in Darjeeling I ever fell in lust over – thanks to their Musk. (That sentence does NOT sound right.)

This time it was a Darjeeling white! One of my favorite types of whites. This differed from the usual Darj fair because aromatically (at least dry) it smelled like a Bai Mu Dan – floral, grapy, and full-bodied.

On taste, it was even more compelling. It, honestly, tasted like a whiter version of their Giddapahar Musk, only not as perfect. It is a great tea from that estate but not the absolute best they’ve made. Still, for a late-night, last-minute, lighter-than-usual caffeine kick, it’s a tasty treat.

UPDATE And I just learned you can boil the BLEEP out of it, forget about it, and it will still turn out good. Hurray for steep negligence!

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