t-Series Designer Gourmet Tea by Dilmah Craighead Estate Fine Silver Tips 2014

Craighead Estate Fine Silver Tips 2014

Nestled in the picturesque Nawalapitiya region, 3500ft above sea level, Craighead Estate produces the rare and exceptional Silver Tips. It embodies springtime with its fragrant citrus, sweet fruit notes and offers tastes of honey, grapes, green apple and olive. This tea is handmade, from the pure bud of a special cultivar of the tea plant, and grown in a small field that produces its unique citrus notes. It is silvery in appearance and yields a liquor that is magnificent amongst white teas.

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Craighead Estate Fine Silver Tips

Handpicked 12th March 2014 (batch size 12kg)

Nestled in the picturesque Nawalapitiya region, 3500ft above sea level, Craighead Estate produces the rare and exceptional Silver Tips. It embodies springtime with its fragrant citrus, sweet fruit notes and offers tastes of honey, grapes, green apple and olive. This tea is handmade, from the pure bud of a special cultivar of the tea plant, and grown in a small field that produces its unique citrus notes. It is silvery in appearance and yields a liquor that is magnificent amongst white teas.

Handpicking

06:30 AM

12th Mar, 2014

Handpicking

Tea pickers, handpicking tender fresh buds which have experienced the seasonal cool and dry breeze. Handpicking is conducted wearing delicate cotton gloves so as to protect the tea bud when picking.

Sun Drying

11:00 AM

12th Mar, 2014

Sun Drying

The tea buds are then sun dried under the care of a teamaker, shielded from direct rays so that the buds are protected.

Sorting

02:30 PM

13th Mar, 2014

Sorting

The dried silver tips are then carefully sorted by hand so as to ensure only the finest quality buds are selected for the tea.

Tasting & Grading

04:30 PM

13th Mar, 2014

Tasting & Grading

Dilmah Taster Gunasiri tasting the tea to assess its strength, flavour, aroma, and appearance.