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.

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