Drinking this with my wife while watching polar bears eat whales. A splendid combination for the start of the new year. It’s the end of this packet of tea though.
Happy New Year to you all. I hope this year brings you all you need. :)
“Drinking this with my wife while watching polar bears eat whales. A splendid combination for the start of the new year. It's the end of this packet of tea though. Happy New Year to you all. I...” Read full tasting note
“I'm craving some Darjeeling to match this warm weather and all I can find is this white Darjeeling from Canton. I think it will do, the birds outside are singing and all I want to do is drink tea...” Read full tasting note
Darjeeling white teas are rare and special. This year only a very limited quantity is available of this beautiful variety. 100% hand crafted and made at the peak of the First Flush season, this is a stunning example and is referred to as the ‘Nectar of the Gods’.
The bud and young top leaf are a mix of creamy whites, pale jade and vibrant green, with aromas of summer berries and toasted hazelnuts. The infusion yields a bright, light-coloured liquor with delicately sweet flavours and a hint of vanilla and nutmeg. This is a wonderfully refreshing and satisfying tea with complex notes that delight the palate.
Year of Production 2011
Harvesting Area Darjeeling
Harvest Date Spring 2011
Leaf Appearance Silvery buds and young top leaves in shades of pale and bright green
Aroma Fresh and floral
Liquor Pale and bright and clear
Tasting Notes A smooth rounded flavour with the bright notes of fresh berry and the softness of vanilla with a hint of nuttiness.
Quick Brewing Instructions Use 1-2 tsp per cup (200ml); water temperature around 75°C (167°F) Infuse for 2-3 mins. Reinfuse 2-3 times.
Canton Tea Co is a London-based tea company trading in high grade, whole leaf Chinese tea. We have exclusive access to some of the best jasmine, white, green, oolong, black and authentic puerh teas available. In our first year, we scooped Six Golds at the 2009 Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards. Our Jasmine Pearls won the top three star gold award, endorsing it as the best available in the UK.
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I’m craving some Darjeeling to match this warm weather and all I can find is this white Darjeeling from Canton. I think it will do, the birds outside are singing and all I want to do is drink tea and listen to them.
Other than a crisp floral scent this tea has little else in the way of aroma, the leaves are also very pale and considerably smaller in size than the other Arya Darjeelings I have tried before..could be because this is white and the packet says rare/hard to get hold of.
Once steeped the tea smells a little spicy and fruity, something I was truly not expecting.
In flavour this tea is delicious! Soft, sweet, creamy, spicy, floral and fruity. A whole lot going on but in a mild way. When I say spicy I mean cinnamon spicy and the creaminess has a vanilla hue about it. It tastes like a flavoured tea and not at all like a natural tea let a lone a Darjeeling.
Colour me impressed.