6 Tasting Notes
This tea is amazing. In 2006, I received a gift of white darjeeling from Harrod’s in London, and quickly drank it up. Alas, it was no longer available, and all my regular suppliers simply didn’t carry it. So I studied maps of where it was grown, and found only one other retailer that carried /white/ tea from that region: Jing. Perhaps I missed others, but Jing was the only one I ever discovered. So, I ordered a couple hundred grams and, sure enough, it was the same!
Why did I enjoy it so much? It has an usual floral quality that is light, but it doesn’t linger too long, making for a clean finish. I’m not generally a fan of floral teas (save Jasmin, I suppose), but in this case, I think they did a wonderful job.
A pleasant green that has a mild vegetal notes with a clean finish. I’m glad I picked it up (I bought mine from Infusions of Tea), but I might aim for a tea with a bit more character. I would echo the sentiment that it seems a bit “standard” — in a blind taste test, I would have trouble distinguishing it from, say, a weakly-brewed, inexpensive Sencha.