2015 Arya Pearl First Flush Is Here Posted on 01 Apr 21:00
White teas from Darjeeling are relatively rare in any given year. This year's Arya Pearl First Flush Organic White Darjeeling is the first to have arrived for sale in the U.S. and we think it's the best white tea of the
region's limited crop for 2015. We are the only purveyor in the United States to offer this rare extraordinary first flush tea - but our allotment isvery limited. Plucked by hand in March 2015, it received the highest possible rating: S.F.T.G.F.O.P.1 (Special Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe First Flush)
Arya Pearl's dry leaves are needle-like in shape and vibrant sage in color. Their aroma is profoundly fresh and savory-sweet; it features such abundant and exotic notes of white pepper, yuzu, juniper, toasted
hazelnuts and sharp Parmesan cheese. Its savorysweet balance continues through the hazy infusion, which bears delicate, sweet flavors of baked vanilla pastries, green cardamom and freshly grated nutmeg, as well as savory notes of alfalfa hay and fresh clover. In contrast to its light flavor, the mouth feel is surprisingly heavy... viscous, even.
Fresh tea, like expertly baked bread, still retains a volume of living amino acids and enzymes, not to mention polyphenols and catechins (the anti-oxidants everyone loves). The freshest tea will have the highest level of these healthy compounds.