White tea from the Darjeeling region of India. A rare treat from the Avongrove estate, nestled along the picturesque slopes of the Himalayas. Similar in appearance to the justly-revered Silver Needle tea of China, the Darjeeling version is equally sublime. Composed solely of the tender unopened buds gathered in the second flush of early summer, this is an outstanding tea that fuses the gentle sweetness of white with a boisterous touch of muscatel. We promise, your taste buds will be singing.
Steep at 195° for 3-5 minutes.
fresh from origin
Darjeeling is a town situated along the slopes of the beautiful, towering Himalayas. The town, and the tea plantations that stretch around it, are often enveloped in mist. This unique climate, along with the region's loamy soil, help produce one of the most unique and distinctive teas in the world. These altitudes place significant strain on the bushes, so they grow more slowly and have more time to develop flavor. No one else in the world has tea that tastes quite like authentic Darjeeling.