GIDDAPAHAR WHITE ORCHID 2012

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GIDDAPAHAR WHITE ORCHID – 2nd FLUSH (EXOTIC).

GIDDAPAHAR WHITE ORCHID HAS BEEN MADE ON SPECIAL ORDER OF DARJEELING TEA LOVERS. THIS TEA IS CANNOT BE FOUND OR PURCHASED ANYWHERE ELSE.

BUY ONLINE AT: www.darjeelingtealovers.com
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This tea has been made from PURE AV2 plants at an elevation of 6500 ft. A specialised team of tea pluckers pluck the finest 2 leaf and a bud under the full moon beam. No wonder this tea is distinctive from the others.

It gets its name ‘WHITE ORCHID’ as Giddapahar T. E. Is situated in the town of Kurseong which is also known as ‘The Land of White Orchids’ as this valley produces some high quality WHITE ORCHIDS.

This is a very rare find of DARJEELING TEA LOVERS because this tea comes with taste notes of WHITE TEA and texture / process of 2ND FLUSH TIPPY CLONAL and hence we have classified this tea as ‘EXOTIC TEA.’

When steeped for full 5 mins, it gives a sweet AMBER colour liquor and has a very balanced floral aroma. The liquor tastes best gradually as it cools down. It is an ideal tea to be sipped at bed time to cull one to celestial slumber.

DRY LEAVES: Whole leaves that have been lighty rolled with prominent SILVER NEEDLES.
LIQUOR: A very sweet AMBER colour.
INFUSION: Pleasant coppery with green in between.

STEEPING INSTRUCTIONS:
Fresh water brought to 1st Boil. Cool boiled water for 2 mins in tea pot. Add 1 tea spoonful per cup to the pot. Strain to cup and sip as it cools.

PLEASE NOTE THIS TEA CAN BE STEEPED SEVERAL TIMES FROM THE SAME LEAVES UNLIKE OHER TEAS, IT IMPROVES WITH RE-BREWING. IT IS COMMON TO STEEP THE SAME LEAVES 3 TIMES.
P.s. I personally enjoyed the third brewing chilled (well refrigerated) with a few lemon drops.

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Wow! This is amazing!

This is a white tea? That is what surprises me most about this tea. When you think “white tea” … what comes to mind? Something pale and delicate? This tea will shatter those thoughts and change how you think about white tea. It has an amazing complexity to it, sweet, fruity, hints of air and vegetation… but that is not what is so different about it. In the foreground, ahead of this delicate complexity is a BOLD floral note that really lives up to its name “White Orchid” There is no need to seek out this floral tone … it is there, evident, present, and unmistakeable.

And I think that is what sets this white tea apart from most white teas. It really is a forward tea – it doesn’t approach the palate quietly, it offers its sharp orchid note right up front. Once the palate moves a bit beyond that, the flavors become less intense, more delicate, but still very flavorful. Delightful fruit notes that morph between that of a soft white grape and hints of peach, and even a honey-esque note that evoked thoughts of honey crisp apples. These background notes are crisp and light and Darjeeling-esque.

Truly a remarkable white tea.

Azzrian

Just made me add another tea to my wish list lol

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Liberteas thanks for this!
This smells airy and fresh but even a little fruity and crispy!
The flavor is brothy and creamy and vegetal with a nod at sweet fruit underneath.

There are specs of sweeter floral notes right smack-dab in the middle of the sip, too.

This is SO comforting, SO delightful! SO GOOD!

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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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175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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