Darjeeling Special Spring Chinary Black Tea

description

Two high-grown chinary teas have been blended to create a superior spring tea. With pronounced floral notes - jasmine and geranium are immediately noticeable - it’s really one of our best blends of the season. For a tea made from china bushes that are more famous for their second flush, this makes a superlative cup.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Strong floral, lemon grass

appearance

Light yellow

taste

The liquor is aromatic and dominant notes of jasmine are discernible almost immediately with citrusy undertones, which prevail throughout the length of the cup. A touch of greenness is however evident at the end, in this well-made chinary cup.

COMPLEMENTS

Best enjoyed on its own

dry leaf

aroma

Floral (jasmine), notes of lemon grass

appearance

Well-styled medium-sized greenish-black leaves and some silver tips with the odd green open leaf.

infusion

aroma

Jasmine, citrusy

appearance

Mix of bright tender and dark green open 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

Lemon

Drink Plain

Sugar

TIME OF DAY
Afternoon
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
First
SPECIALTY
Chinary
SKU FFPCHB | GRADE FTGFOP1

4 Reviews

Likes

  • Freshness 3
  • Smooth Body 1
  • Great Aroma 1
  • Unique Flavor Profile 1
  • High Quality 0

Dislikes

  • Weak 1
  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 0
  • No Flavor 0
  • Strong 0

Best Served

  • Morning 2
  • Evening 1
  • Afternoon 1
  • Anytime 1
  • Dessert Tea 0

Karina

Sept. 24, 2015

Floral and Fresh

Likes : Freshness.

Dislikes : Weak.

Best Served : Afternoon, Evening.

This tea had a very pleasant eucalyptus aroma. The tasting profile was very mild, floral with a slight eucalyptus echo which became more pronounced as the tea cooled. It was very nice but I prefer a more 'exciting' Darjeeling (like the Castleton).

Alexander

July 6, 2015

Interesting black tea.

Best Served : Morning.

This tea has everything that I am looking for in a breakfast tea. It goes great with cream and sugar and has emorning. I drink 1-2 cups before I leave the house each morning and I always have enough energy throughout the day. The taste is smooth and the flavor is slightly spicy. I am not sure what 'Chinary' means but my guess is that it is supposed to be similar to a Chinese black tea, which is what I find in the flavor profile. An very superior black tea all-around.An very superior black tea all-around.

Oyvind Saanum Eithun

June 7, 2015

Good, but a little too "ordinary"

Likes : Freshness.

Best Served : Morning.

The teabox tasting notes says grass and eucalyptus as aroma, but I sense more flowers than grass. The eucalyptus adds a nice freshness. Taste is a little to "ordinary tea" for my taste. The eucalyptus notes is still nice, but I prefer more flowers or fruit. Floral notes are more evident in the finish, and this is the best part of the "tea experience" for me. The tea is by all means good, but can not compere with the best darjeelings in either aroma, taste or finish.

Aidan

June 30, 2014

Pleasantly organic taste and aroma

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

Best Served : Anytime.

The leaves had a nice floral aroma to them, though instead of the light and dry scent I expected, it was much more rich, closer to a second flush tea than a first. Also surprising was the colouration of the tea once steeped, in that because some of the leaves were green or green-tipped instead of wholly black, the tea looked more like Oolong than Black, however the flavour was nice and rich. It still had the floral aroma about it, and could be easily tasted when taken plain, and while the body had a bit of a rough aftertaste, it was very faint and in general it was pleasantly smooth.

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