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Last Updated: Mar. 18, 2014 

About Darjeeling White Tea

Curly, irregular, loose-leaf tea leaves with yellow to brown colors, covered in downy white hairsDarjeeling White Tea, Margaret's Hope, DJ-86, Photo © yoppy (Flickr), CC BY 2.0.
Darjeeling white tea is white tea produced in the Darjeeling region of India.

White tea makes up only a very small portion of tea produced in Darjeeling, which historically produced only black teas. Because it tends to only be produced as small batches of single-estate, single-harvest teas, Darjeeling white tea can be among the most expensive of white teas.

Darjeeling white tea is generally regarded as a style of its own, and is usually not categorized in the same way as the various styles of white tea from China. However, Darjeeling does produce some white teas in the style of Chinese white teas, such as silver needle.

Loose-leaf tea with vibrant green color, almost looking like fresh leaves, containing buds and attached young leaves, all intactArya Pearl, Darjeeling White Tea, Loose-leaf, Photo © Benoy Thapa, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.
RateTea only classifies teas under "Darjeeling white tea" that do not conform to other existing styles of white tea. However, in many respects, other styles of white tea produced in Darjeeling may resemble other Darjeeling white teas more than they resemble their Chinese counterparts.

You can also use our site to browse all white teas produced in Darjeeling; as of this page's last update, we only listed 2 silver needle teas not classified in the main Darjeeling white tea category. When browsing tea companies' websites to locate these teas, keep in mind that some companies list first flush white teas under the "first flush" category.

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88 / 100
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I liked this one a lot, much more than typical for white teas.

I normally don't like tippy white teas, but I was super impressed by what may be this same exact same tea, or at least a similar one, sold by Golden Tips Tea. Unfortunately, this tea is no longer in stock at either company! It is worth waiting for this...

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97 / 100
Picture of Darjeeling First Flush 2014 Kanchan View White Tea

The aroma of the leaves is nothing short of bright and brisk! Like someone mixed up grapefruit peel, orange blossoms, wildflower honey, and lilies with a green broken vegetation undertone. It is really quite aromatic, and honestly kinda reminds me of my favorite soaps...not that this smells at all soapy, I just have a ...

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Okayti White

Brand:Harney and Sons
Style:Darjeeling White Tea
Region:Darjeeling, India
1 Rating
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Darjeeling First Flush 2014 Kanchan View White Tea

Style:Darjeeling White Tea
Region:Darjeeling, India
1 Rating

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