Darjeeling Classic Spring Clonal Black Tea

description

For a Darjeeling spring tea, this blend is quite robust. There is a pronounced silkiness in the texture with a pleasant woody-spicy-floral flavor. We think even a Darjeeling newbie will be able to appreciate and enjoy this tea.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Caramalised, woody, hint of spice

appearance

Golden yellow

taste

The liquor is well rounded,thick and brisk. Woody, high-fired notes are discernible, and they dominate the cup. A short floral length is evident at the end with subtle notes, of forest floor.

COMPLEMENTS

Cucumber sandwich, garden salad with cream dressing and dried fruit.

dry leaf

aroma

Charred, woody, forest floor

appearance

Mix of dark green lightly-rolled leaves with noticeably open bright green leaves. A few odd tips can be seen.

infusion

aroma

Cream, hint of floral

appearance

Mix of coppery and dark green small cut leaves

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

6 fl oz

194-203 oF

2.0 tsp / 2.5 g

5 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

Sugar

Honey

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

7 Reviews

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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