Darjeeling Classic Spring Clonal Black Tea

description

A blend of early spring teas, the flavors in it are young, crisp and feel as if they are at the cusp of maturation. The aromatic notes of fennel and earthy hints, similar to flax seed make it quite distinctive and, pleasantly enough, unlike any spring clonal tea we’ve had this season.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Subtle notes of fennel and flax seed.

appearance

Gold

taste

The liquor is smooth and mildly sweet with layers of fresh earthy flavors. Notes of fresh nuts, fresh greens, and flax seed are discernible in the middle while hints of mineral and raw white fruit emerge in the finish.

COMPLEMENTS

Mild cheeses, shellfish, fresh bread, and greek salad.

dry leaf

aroma

Faint notes of cream, lentils, and minerals.

appearance

Mosaic of loosely-rolled black-brown leaves and bright green flakes.

infusion

aroma

Soft vegetal notes with fresh, floral hints.

appearance

Mix of bright green and olive green leaves.

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

180 fl oz

85-90 oF

2.0 tsp / 2.5 g

4 min

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

Honey

Lemon

Sugar

TIME OF DAY
Anytime
CAFFEINE
High
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
First
SPECIALTY
Clonal
SKU FFCCLB | GRADE FTGFOP1

7 Reviews

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Likes

  • Smooth Body 5
  • Great Aroma 5
  • High Quality 5
  • Freshness 5
  • Unique Flavor Profile 3

Dislikes

  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 5
  • No Flavor 0
  • Strong 0
  • Weak 0

Best Served

  • Anytime 4
  • Afternoon 2
  • Morning 2
  • Dessert Tea 0
  • Evening 0

ben

May 18, 2016

Fresh, smooth and flavoursome

Likes : Smooth Body, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Afternoon.

Extremely fresh, smoothly textured and full of flavour. I'm not a big Darjeeling drinker but this is one that I always enjoy due to its top to bottom depth of flavour with hints of apple.

Priti

April 11, 2016

True Darj flavour and FRESH!

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime.

I try others and keep returning to this trusted option. Fresh! Fresh! Fresh! This is bursting with flavour and character. I use a tiny ceramic teapot to steep. Too few leaves and its weak, too much and it tends to get bitter, so I am careful to stick to the right measure once I crack it. Surprise!: It tastes great even when it comes to room temperature so I assume it will make a very posh iced tea.

Isa

Dec. 3, 2015

Sweet and enjoyable

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime.

While steeping, the tea smells dominantly green and fruity. I think the overall flavour of the tea is a bit too mild, but there was a fairly pronounced sweet mineral-apple aftertaste that made the experience of drinking it an enjoyable treat!

Piotr

Nov. 29, 2015

Lovely!

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

Delicate, fragrant, very smooth and slightly sweet. A joy to drink!

Laurence

May 22, 2015

Nice Darjeeling Blend

Likes : High Quality.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Afternoon.

This is a very pleasant Darjeeling blend. You have to be a bit careful not to overbrew it but it has a very good and pleasant flavour. Well worth trying.

donahue_prettyboy_jr

May 5, 2015

I enjoy it in the morning

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning.

I'm still trying teas, but I've enjoyed this one quite a bit especially for the morning caffeine it was overall pleasant.

Olesja

April 30, 2015

Very refreshing vegetal tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, High Quality.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime, Morning.

After becoming a customer of Teabox I grew to appreciate first flush black teas. They bring together lightness, freshness and astringency of green tea and subtle notes of black tea. This first flush tea is particular refreshing, it's distinct aroma of freshly cut grass and floral notes reminded me of my childhood when we used to play in the orchard and get lost in the green pallet of grass and wild weeds. It does get slightly bitter if over steeped.

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