Tasting Note & Distinctive Features
A sublime tea, that is rare and handmade from an unique variety of Camellia Sinensis. This revered white tea is grown on our Kataboola Estate where only the fresh buds of the tea plant are hand picked at dawn, protected in silken pouches and then dried under filtered sunlight. The characteristic silver, needle-like buds with their velvety texture, produce a pale liquor that is supremely delicate. This is a light tea, prized for its gentleness. It demands respect in its preparation and yields hints of pear, honey and a lightly herbal embrace. The beauty of the buds, and their transformation, enhances the serenity in this unique Ceylon Tea.
Dilmah White tea is 100% Ceylon White Tea. Ceylon Silver Tips is a very rare tea, extremely limited in production – just a few hundred kilos per year. This rarity comes at a price and sadly because of this, most of the white teas offered around the world are adulterated – sometimes containing less than 2% of white tea. Dilmah White tea is Real White Tea offering consumers the subtle and very refined experience of this exclusive beverage.
White Tea is the delicate, tender bud of two leaves & the bud, which provide good quality in tea. It is about 3 cm in length and white in its appearance. We call it Silver Tips in Sri Lanka. The annual crop of Silver Tips is 1700 kilos while, the regular tea crop is 325 million kilos! Silver Tips is only a mere fraction of the total crop. Its price is accordingly unique as white tea is a limited edition product.