• Reviews

    Teaneer Aristocrat Green Tea

    Country of Origin: India Leaf Appearance: dark green, long and twisted Ingredients: green tea Steep time: 30 seconds Water Temperature: 175 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan Liquor: pale gold Last month I wrote about a unique silver needle from Teaneer, a small family farm in Nilgiri. I enjoyed that one a lot so I was really looking forward to trying this green tea. It was produced with leaves from an experimental 0.5 acre plot where the tea trees were allowed grow naturally without any pruning. The dry tea was long and wiry with some visible hairs on the buds. They had a strong vegetal aroma even before steeping. The taste was mellow and…


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    Teaneer Shining Arrows

    Country of Origin: India Leaf Appearance: large, covered in downy hairs Ingredients: white tea Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 160 degrees Preparation Method: glass teapot Liquor: very pale A silver needle white tea from Nilgiri? This tea was as unusual as it sounds. Teaneer is a line of teas produced by Vijayalakshmi Natural Farms using bio-dynamic cultivation. I couldn’t believe how large and beautiful the leaves were. Tucked inside of each leaf was a tiny new bud. They seemed to be a bit more oxidized than the standard variety you’d see from China but they still had the signature downy white hairs. The taste was very delicate and light with a subtle…