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Updated: Mar. 18, 2014 

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About Darjeeling White Tea | Best (Top-Rated) Darjeeling White Tea | Examples of Darjeeling White Tea

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.

Best Darjeeling White Tea

The notion of the "best" Darjeeling White Tea is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas in this category, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

Most Often-Rated Teas

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Darjeeling First Flush 2014 Kanchan View White Tea

Region:Darjeeling, India
1 Rating
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Okayti White

Brand:Harney and Sons
Region:Darjeeling, India
1 Rating

Top-Rated Teas

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Examples of Darjeeling White Tea

The following are examples of the 16 selections of Darjeeling White Tea in our database.

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Darjeeling White Tips

Brand:The Spice Hut
Region:Darjeeling, India
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Mim White Tea

Brand:Fresh Darjeeling Tea
Region:Darjeeling, India
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Brand:The Simple Leaf Tea
Region:Darjeeling, India

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