Darjeeling Classic Summer Black Tea

description

The best blends are those that shore up the similarities between teas of the same flush. And here's one that doesn't disappoint. Made with top summer teas of Darjeeling, it screams out the flavors and textures that marked the teas of the season wood, fruit, and lifted tannins.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Soft notes of wet wood, licorice, and fresh nuts.

appearance

Light amber

taste

The liquor is mellow, medium-bodied, and slightly sour. Mellow notes of wet wood, unripe tree fruit and fern are discernible in the middle. Sour notes emerge around the edges but fade quickly. The aftertaste suggests the presence of woody tannins.

COMPLEMENTS

Antipasti, ricotta salad, fruit tart, key lime pie

dry leaf

aroma

Woody, nutty, and resinous

appearance

Mix of tightly rolled, brownish-black leaves, some with tips and brown leaf flakes

infusion

aroma

Predominantly vegetal

appearance

Coppery-olive green leaves

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

180 fl oz

85-90 oF

1.5 tsp / 2.5 g

4 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

Honey

Lemon

Sugar

TIME OF DAY
Morning
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
Second
SKU SFDRB | GRADE FTGFOP1

3 Reviews

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Likes

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

Dislikes

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

Best Served

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

&amp

Dec. 11, 2015

A Good Tea for Sure

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body.

Best Served : Morning.

This is a strong brew that is very pleasant with no bitterness. You can drink this plain or with a little milk. A very fine tea at a good price. This is an excellent every day tea. It was fragrant with appealing floral and vegetal notes. I could taste fresh greens on top of the spring-like floral background. It is rich, flavorful, and brews up nice and strong, perking me right up as expected. Overall a wonderful tea and a truly great way to start the day.

Piotr

Oct. 9, 2015

Makes for a great afternoon tea

Likes : Smooth Body, High Quality.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Afternoon.

An interesting, complex blend. Quality black tea, very drinkable!

Ana

Sept. 22, 2015

A perfect 12 o'clock tea on a sunny patio.

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

The dry leave have what I persume to be the typical darjeeling look - long leaves with a touch of silver/grey to them. It gives the tea a very red colour. The tea itself has a taste of a kithen garden with pronounced intence notes that are not invasive. It is very spicey but in a pleasent sunday lunch kind of way. It isn't my first cup of the day sort of tea but a rather late morning to noon sort of tea. I take it with lemon and honey and it makes it more refreshing. The lemon gives it a hint of bitterness ( though it doen't make it bitter). It a lovely tea that I prefer to enjoy on a not so warm but sunny autumn morning.

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