Darjeeling Special Summer Clonal Black Tea

description

Made from top summer clonals, there is a delicious tension of fruity and herbaceous flavors in this blend. Its flavors are neither mellow nor wholly vibrant but are supremely satisfying on the palate.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Shorts bursts of citrus blossom, wood, and fresh nuts.

appearance

Light amber

taste

The liquor is clean, mellow, and herbaceous. Notes of unripe cherry and aromatic herbs are discernible in the middle with woody tannins more prominent on the tip. The aftertaste has notes of tree fruit.

COMPLEMENTS

Semi-hard cheeses, scrambled eggs, waffles, fresh fruit, biscotti, sables, pasta, Greek salad

dry leaf

aroma

Marked by soft notes of cacao and goji berries in the attack and toasted nuts in the release.

appearance

Mix of long, well-rolled brownish-back leaves, some with golden tips, taupe buds, and brown leaf flakes

infusion

aroma

Herbaceous and woody

appearance

Whole, fully opened coppery leaves with olive hues

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

6 fl oz

185-194 oF

3.0 tsp / 2.5 g

4 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Lemon

Drink Plain

Sugar

Honey

TIME OF DAY
Afternoon
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
Second
SPECIALTY
Clonal
SKU SFPCLB | GRADE FTGFOP1

4 Reviews

Likes

  • Smooth Body 2
  • High Quality 1
  • Great Aroma 0
  • Freshness 0
  • Unique Flavor Profile 0

Dislikes

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

Best Served

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

Priti

Dec. 12, 2016

Heavy but smooth

Likes : Smooth Body.

Dislikes : Strong.

Best Served : Afternoon.

This tea takes just a few leaves to release a rather heavy flavoured tea, not among the light, floral tasting ones. . Good for cold afternoons.

ben

May 18, 2016

Smooth, pleasant every day Darjeeling

Likes : Smooth Body.

Best Served : Afternoon.

A smooth and strong Darjeeling, this tea has a slight cherry tone to the aftertaste. Makes for a good everyday Darjeeling.

sampath kumar

Oct. 28, 2015

Starts well, but falters afterwards

Dislikes : No Flavor.

Sweet aromas of caramel, with muscatel undertones. Taste wise a bit insipid, developing a odd taste if steeped for longer. Starts promisingly but fails to impress. Overall, very ordinary.

Alexander

June 18, 2015

All-Around Great 2nd Flush Black Tea

Likes : High Quality.

This tea is delicious. I can see why they say that there is a slight hint of vanilla in the flavor profile. It is very faint but it is there along with a lot of other pleasing, nuanced flavors. I like to drink this tea early in the morning as a pick me up. It always brightens my spirits. I would recommend this tea to anyone who is looking for a solid black tea that is relatively inexpensive with a very unique flavor profile.

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