Doke Silver Needle Indian Organic White Tea

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Harvest Date: June

Growing Region: Bihar, Northern India

Elevation: 500 feet

Varietal: China camellia sinensis

Grade: AAA

Farming Methods: Manual, hand-picked, pesticide free

Production: Handmade

Other notes: Doke is the name of a very productive organic tea Garden in India. The lush garden rests in an area called Pothia, Kishanganj. The area is very poor, with high unemployment and a lot of civil unrest. In 1998 Mr. Rajiv Lochan, a lifelong tea garden manager and now tea business expert, decided to plant new tea bushes on small plot of land. Many said that the land was useless, but Rajiv persisted, with the help of the garden workers and local farmers the garden began to surprise everyone, including Rajiv. This second flush Doke Silver Needle White Tea shows how this family run garden is constantly innovating (Chinese Silver Needles are only harvested once per year). Like most Second Flush pickings, these leaves are loose and slightly darker yet here this simply concentrates the delicious white tea flavors – a truly extraordinary Silver Needle tea. Made from only the freshest tender young buds, covered in a delicate soft white down, they are selected and brew to produce a clean and smooth liquor that’s simply bursting with fresh, white tea flavor. Large, downy needles produce a sweet and creamy, full-bodied golden liquor with notes of peach blossom and dried apricot. This is a unique selection from a little-known origin. Key Flavors: Delicate hints of peach blossom, dried apricots and straw with a lingering sweet aftertaste. This silver needle from India is without a doubt one of the world’s finest white teas.

 

Recommended Brewing

Water Temperature: 80 C

Amount (g/100ml): 2 grams

Steep: 4 – 5 minutes

# of Infusions: 2