When I opened up the package, I got smells of spiciness and fresh grass aroma. This tea reminds me of an aged white puerh. The smells from the leaves makes my mouth water.
At first glance the leaves have hues of light and dark green. Also the leaves have lots of hairs, like a good puerh.
The liquor is a nice light yellow color.
First infusion (1 Minute)
On the first infusion the liquor tastes malty and sweet which lightly coats the mouth. The liquor also gives off a nice spiciness smell!!!
Second Infusion has more of a heavier but light taste of the maltiness and sweet taste in the mouth.
Third and fourth infusion has same taste of the maltiness and sweet taste.
The leaves are a little choppy looking but whole for the most part. Also the leaves have very little stems attached to them but it does not interfere with the flavor of this tea.
The more I drink Okayti Silver Needle Darjeeling, it reminds me of an aged white puerh. When you try fresh white puerh, its has a strong taste of spiciness and maltiness. When brewing fresh white puerh, one has to be careful to put little leave when brewing it, or it'll be an overpowering taste of spice and maltiness. I also like aged white puerh because when aged it mellows out the strong flavors nicely. So, if you like white puerh you love Okayti Silver Needle Darjeeling because you don't have to wait to age it. I also notice that you can steep this tea longer and it does not seem to get bitter. I wish I could try more of these teas from Golden Tips but my friend drank them up fast and only saved this white tea for me because am a white tea connoisseur. My friend did leave me a little bit of Avaata Supreme Nilgiri which I'll review later.
I leave you with some pictures of a tea house I visited in Seattle Washington and Mont Rainier National Park, which I review tea house later.