When I pulled this up to read the description, I saw Darjeeling in big letters and missed the white tea in little letters. So my first sips surprised me some…typical Darjeeling this isn’t.
Of course it isn’t, silly … it’s a white tea, and a fine one at that. Held up well to nearly-boiling water and a 3:30 steep time. Nice satiny feel on the tongue. Light on the flavor, but then again, I was light on the leaf, not realizing what variety I was making.
My thanks to Azzrian for the sample. Enough in the packet to add a little leaf and give this a more informed tasting.
(We’re 2 for 2 on Tea Smith varieties. Further investigation pending.)