Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Exclusive Darjeeling White tea 2008

This harvest season we have been able to procure some of the finest Darjeeling White teas and I must admit after a long time we have been able to procure what we actually wanted. A cup filled with the magic of freshness!

Okayti (Silver Tips) white tea: A rare and unique offering of the year, this tea is plucked from the youngest clonal bushes of this wonderful tea plantation of Darjeeling, all the process involved in manufacturing this tea is done manually, especially each silver tip is hand rolled very carefully by expert tea makers of the garden and its done in such a way that each tiny hair remains prominent on each silver tip which gives that extra ornamentation to the tea, this tea should be steeped for 6 minutes to get that extremely refreshing aroma and slight delicate taste of fresh pears and white grapes that ends with exceptionally mellow after taste, this rare white tea has all the health benefits of a very high quality Green tea and is one of the best of its kind in the world.
Champagne of teas among exceptional and rare Darjeeling teas!

Arya white pearl/organic: This is one of the rare premium organic tea made in Darjeeling by one of the famous plantation in Darjeeling, which is totally hand made and no machines are used at any stage of the production of this tea, each two leaf and a bud is plucked by the expert tea pluckers of this plantation at the early hours of the morning when there is sufficient dew on the leafs from young bushes that has natural floral character. The leafs are then spread very thinly in sunlight for about 4 hours to allow the moisture to be evaporated. About 8-12 leafs are rolled at a time in fine silk cloth for about 5-6 minutes to ensure a slight rupture of enzymes while retaining most of the “two leaf and a bud” shape of the leaf. This tea should be steeped for about 6 minutes to get that extremely floral and fruity aroma and as the leafs are unbroken, the tea immediately gives that smooth and sweet taste on the palate with each sip and the liquor of the tea is similar to the color of the white pearl.
A superb quality tea that’s hard to be imitated!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Darjeeling Tea: White tea 2008

Well, I really do not know how to start this blog, since I grew up in a tea trading family, and I always learned so much from my father about Darjeeling black teas as in his time Darjeeling was always famous for black teas only, the specialty section of Darjeeling Whites, Greens and Oolongs came into existence in terms of Market Demand only after the year 2002 when Tea Lovers all around the globe wanted something new from Darjeeling, so different great tea makers from various gardens in Darjeeling started making this specialty section which of coarse was not really very tongue friendly for a common tea drinker, as when initially people tried this teas they missed that typical Darjeeling character in the cup as everybody knew Darjeeling tea for its Muscatel flavor and round body character , but as time passed by, the tea makers started creating the floral character in the specialty tea which was accepted world wide by various tea lovers
, This was successful due to the young bushes better known as clonals, as clonals are more mellow and floral in character than the usual china and Assam hybrids. But making these teas got extremely difficult as only special experienced hands could be used to pluck the most tender shoots and buds, as these rare teas cannot be made with just any leaf from the garden but only from the special young bushes from the special section of the gardens, so this is the reason why specially Darjeeling Green and White teas are so Rare.
This season we got a big demand from all our regular customers for Darjeeling white teas, so keeping the demand in mind and maintaining the same reputation of excellent teas in the list, we are presenting the Okayti Silver tips White tea and the Arya Pearl Organic White tea, both are extremely rare white teas and both have their own unique characters, further details regarding these teas are given in our main site, so I hope as usual I’ll succeed in satisfying my most valuable customers.