Reviews

Tribute Tea Company Darjeeling Moonlight

Country of Origin: India
Leaf Appearance: small, curled with lots of silvery buds
Ingredients: white tea
Steep time: 2 minutes
Water Temperature: 190 degrees
Preparation Method: glass teapot
Liquor: pale gold

In my experience, white teas that are produced outside of China are usually either really good or really REALLY bad. Thankfully this offering from +Tribute Tea Company definitely fell into the really good category. The taste was surprisingly citrusy with notes of melon and just a hint of spiciness. The signature muscatel of Darjeeling was definitely present and it had a wonderfully refreshing finish. My second infusion was just as delicious but somewhat heavier than the first. It had a sweet aftertaste that lingered in my palate long after each sip. The only thing that I could wish for is to know which estate it was grown on. This would be a perfect white tea for the summer sipping. Although I brewed it in a glass teapot, I think it would also do well if prepared using a gaiwan.

Darjeeling Moonlight sample provided by Tribute Tea Company.

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Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.