Spring produces the highest grade and most sought after white teas; but what about a spring INDIAN white tea? We have the first 2015 Indian white tea and it might be the best white tea I have ever had, made outside Fujian, China. It’s a Bai Mu Dan (White Peony) style white tea from the Giddapahar Tea Estate in Darjeeling. They only made about 12 lbs. and we were lucky enough to buy it all. The Giddapahar tea garden is the smallest garden in Darjeeling, still owned by the same family since the 1880’s, And they make amazing teas. One advantage of being small is that they can experiment, be creative, and break the rules: like making Chinese style white tea in Darjeeling. And they produce some of the most wonderful teas in all of India. This tea is INCREDIBLY fresh (the leaves were plucked off the bush about 3 weeks ago), powerfully aromatic, sweet, floral, with a long lingering delicious aftertaste. It will be available in the stores and on the website as of this Wednesday, April 29th. Check out the arrival of this tea below.
Bill opening up the box of the brand new Giddapahar Estate Bai Mu Dan white tea from India.
Ryan and Bill check the aroma of the newly opened bag. It smells AMAZING and incredibly fresh.
The leaf is deep green, large, wiry, and unprocessed.
Cupping up the tea in our standard cupping set for 5 minutes with boiling water. It’s sweet, herbaceous, and has great mouth feel.