Kenya Silver Needle White Tea from What-Cha. . . .

Time and time again I have shared my preference against white teas, specifically bai mu dan and shou mei teas. I don’t like the floral notes nor the soapy quality they can often have. If I am going to have a white tea, I tend to reach for either a White Rhino because it tends to be more robust like a black tea, or a Silver Needle. I also have now tried a few What-Cha teas and been pleased with all of them.That is why when I came across this What-Cha Kenya Silver Needle White Tea, I had to give Read More


Silver Yeti from Nepal Tea LLC. . . . .

  Every once in a while I crave that light floral subtle buttery flavor that only a good solid white tea can deliver.  After drinking quite a few heavier teas today, a solid white tea was exactly what I was craving. Luckily, I had this tea waiting to check out. Nepal Tea LLC  will be launching a Kickstarter campaign in February of 2017 so I thought it would be a good idea to see what they offer to see if I wanted to back them.   Here is a bit about them: Nepal Tea was conceived in May 2016, when Read More


Nepal White from Simpson & Vail

Hi guys! In keeping with the current theme of trying out tea variety/origin combinations that are new or unusual to me, today I’m going to be trying some white tea from Nepal, supplied by the fabulous Simpson & Vail tea company! The dried leaves are a lot darker than I would expect for a white tea, but the pieces are still mostly whole leaves. Their scent is very light and floral, with the slightest hint of smokiness. I’ll be brewing this tea gongfu-style to try and get a sense of the intricacies of the brew, using 2 tsp per 200ml Read More


Makaibari Bai Mu Dan from Tea People

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  White Tea Where to Buy: Tea People Tea Description: This  fine White Darjeeling tea is from the organically certified Makaibari tea estate located in the town of Kurseong.  In the local language ‘Kurseong’ means the land of the white orchid.  This tea is made from the delicate unopened leaves and yields the palest liquor with a light chestnut flavour.   Learn more about the white teas that are offered here.  This particular variety does not look to be on the website any longer. Taster’s Review:   Makaibari Bai Mu Dan from Tea People is my first voyage into Read More


Nepal – Aarubotay Plum Tree Gardens White Tea Organic from Simpson & Vail

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  White Tea Where to Buy: Simpson & Vail Tea Description: Located 6000 feet above sea level, in the misty hills of Pashupatinagar, Ilam, is this family owned Organic (EU) and ISO certified garden. The teas grown here are some of the most interesting and spectacular teas that will tempt your taste buds into new levels of enjoyment. This garden is the first one in Nepal to use the technology, machinery and expertise available from Japan. The Aarubotay tea bushes are a combination of Japanese, Chinese and clonal varieties that produce the best of Nepalese teas. Try some today Read More