Thursday, July 17, 2014

Lochan Tea Doke Silver Needle 2014

Country of Origin: India
Leaf Appearance: large, silvery needles covered in downy hair
Ingredients: white tea
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 175 degrees
Preparation Method: glass teapot
Liquor: gold

I have been itching to try this tea for the longest time. +Lochan Tea Limited has a reputation for making some really amazing teas at their Doke Farm in Bihar, India. Their Rolling Thunder is one of my favorites so I was really excited to dig in. The dry leaves were quite large and super fuzzy. I didn't quite become Lenny from Of Mice and Men but they were unbelievably soft to the touch. I was expecting the taste to be similar to a typical Bai Hao Yin Zhen but this was a whole other animal. It was creamy and nutty with a really pleasant fruitiness. There was also just a hint of floral lingering in the finish. I was having a very bad day at this point and this tea completely made me forget about everything. My day turned around shortly after that. It definitely must have been the tea :)

Doke Silver Needle sample provided by Lochan Tea.


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