Arya Pearl First Flush White Darjeeling (Organic)

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Berries, Honey, Vanilla
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170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 15 sec 21 oz / 630 ml

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Darjeeling white teas are rare and special. This year only a very limited quantity is available of this beautiful variety. 100% hand crafted and made at the peak of the First Flush season, this is a stunning example and is referred to as the ‘Nectar of the Gods’.

The bud and young top leaf are a mix of creamy whites, pale jade and vibrant green, with aromas of summer berries and toasted hazelnuts. The infusion yields a bright, light-coloured liquor with delicately sweet flavours and a hint of vanilla and nutmeg.

This is a wonderfully refreshing and satisfying tea with complex notes that delight the palate.

About Canton Tea Co View company

Canton Tea Co is a London-based tea company trading in high grade, whole leaf Chinese tea. We have exclusive access to some of the best jasmine, white, green, oolong, black and authentic puerh teas available. In our first year, we scooped Six Golds at the 2009 Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards. Our Jasmine Pearls won the top three star gold award, endorsing it as the best available in the UK.

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I am drinking all of my best and favorite teas. My birthday is coming up, so why not treat myself? Also, I have so much tea in my house that is just okay, why would I drink that and let my good tea go stale? So, I am hoping to sip this one down today. I have made one large pot of this one this morning, and I have just enough left for another pot or for a gong fu session.

170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec 7 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

yay for favorite teas!


Yay!! You definitely should be drinking your favorite teas. :)


Yes! I am all for it!


Thanks for the support! Drinking your favorites also means letting go of them, though…But it can also mean making room in your cabinet for new favorites, so that’s how I’m trying to look at it. :-)


Do you have many favourites you can’t restock?


It seems like most of them! Excluding flavored teas, which are usually pretty consistent, I find that most of the unflavored teas I drink vary noticeably from year to year and season to season. But sometimes a favorite tea will be even better when I restock it with a more recent batch, and most teas taste best when they’re fresh (at least that’s how I convince myself to sipdown favorites).


I’m trying to get into unflavoured teas more, but I find the whole notion of not being able to restock my faves sort of unsettling and a little disconcerting.

I still support the sipdown cause, though. =)

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Super good! It’s light and sweet and slightly nutty and just tastes so good.

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The tea leaves are very clean, beautiful, fresh, and green as if they just picked and dried them and they haven’t been stored,,just straight to your cup so that was very nice.
This is brewed at a low temp so it is very delicate and subtle in its flavors. This is a lovely, cleansing white tea.
Dry leaves are silver needles mixed with sage green colored very young leaves. Gorgeous and delicate tea. Scents of spices and apricot.
Only had a tiny bit of sample leaf left so I brewed in a Pyrex cup at 170F for 3 minutes. Had about 1 tsp left so I used 1/2 cup water.
Liquor has a vanilla scent with subtle spice and apricot. It has a white pearl color.
Wet Leaf is so pretty. Baby leaves that have gone from the sage green to a lovely sea vegetable green color.
Flavor is very subtle. Light, refreshing, light light strawberry note. Not bitter at all.

So second steeping, I tried 5 minutes to see if I could make the flavor a little deeper but I had a fear of bitterness. This low temp kept the bitterness at bay. 5 minutes didn’t pull any more flavor forward so next time, I am going to use lots more leaf. Unfortunately, I am out of this tea and will have to order some more or another like it.

Flavors: Berries, Honey, Vanilla

170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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