REVIEW: What-Cha – Nepal First Flush 2014 White Tea


Tea and origin: White tea from Greenland Organic Farm, East Nepal
Sample provided by: What-Cha
Twitter: @What_Cha_Tea
Facebook: What-Cha
Link to Nepal First Flush White Tea

Tasting notes:

Dry leaf: The dry leaf largely consists of full-sized, withered green leaves and a few full leaves covered in white hair. It has a crispy, lemony aroma that is comparable to a first flush Darjeeling 

Infused tea: The tea cups out a golden-coloured liquor with a crispy aroma. It is a medium-bodied tea. The first infusion has a citrusy, crisp flavour. It has a slightly dry finish. Subsequent infusions expose more sweetness in the tea (comparable to tree fruit), and a softer, less dry finish

Infusion tips: Infuse this tea three to four minutes with 90C water. You will get three to four infusions

Conclusions: Since I like first flush Darjeelings,  I really enjoyed the aroma and flavours in this tea. I personally enjoyed the complexities that came out in the tea in the second and third infusions. While I would highly recommend this tea, I do think it is good to bear in mind that is quite different from Chinese white teas, such as silver needle or white peony

Retail price: 10 grams for £1.44 / 50 grams for £5.25 / 100 grams for £9.87


About teaxplorer

I grew up in the Midwest of the US and was introduced to tea at a very young age - unsweetened iced tea, that is! It was not until my early 20s, when I was seeking a lighter alternative to coffee, that I took tea drinking to a new level. I still remember my mother suggesting that I try putting milk in a cup of black tea (something that actually sounded a bit repulsive at the time, but I gave it a go). I quickly became tired of supermarket tea and started ordering teas from shops and companies all over the US. Throughout my 20s and now into my early 30s, pursuits in higher education studies, work opportunities and marriage have given me opportunities to live in the UK, Canada and Germany and travel around the world, which has sparked an even greater interest in tea and the culture of tea. This blog is my outlet to discuss my love of tea and show off some of my photos. All images and opinions on this blog are my own, unless stated otherwise. I retain copyright on all photographs, but please do not hesitate to contact me at if you wish to reproduce any of my images. Likewise, if you would like me to review and photograph any teas for you, please get in touch. I would be happy to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I hope you return many times! Happy drinking! Drew B (@teaxplorer)
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