Mission Hill Classic Spring Black Tea

description

This is a Darjeeling spring tea with a markedly bold character. Its flavors are varied, of a gradient nature, and titillate the palate with every sip.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Lifted bouquet of aromatic white flowers.

appearance

Light amber

taste

A restrained cup, slightly sweet, with soothing herbal nuances accompanied by notes of white flowers and toasted nuts.

COMPLEMENTS

Best paired with caprese salad.

dry leaf

aroma

Hints of cocoa and wood.

appearance

Tightly rolled, mix of deep green and blackish-green leaves with few silver tips and specks of green.

infusion

aroma

Strikingly herbal; resembling eucalyptus.

appearance

Fully opened, matte 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 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

Lemon

PICKING DATE
Feb 27, 2016
TIME OF DAY
Afternoon
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
First
SPECIALTY
Clonal
SKU FFMIB | GRADE SFTGFOP1 | INVOICE DJ-2
CERTIFICATIONS


9 Reviews

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Likes

  • Freshness 6
  • Smooth Body 4
  • Great Aroma 4
  • Unique Flavor Profile 3
  • High Quality 2

Dislikes

  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 2
  • Weak 2
  • No Flavor 0
  • Strong 0

Best Served

  • Afternoon 3
  • Morning 3
  • Anytime 2
  • Dessert Tea 0
  • Evening 0

Jess

Jan. 22, 2016

A Nice, Fresh, Morning Black

Likes : Freshness.

This tea was all around good. Fresh, without any other strong flavors taking over the tea. Nice and strong for the morning, but not overpowering. Reviewed as part of theTeabox subscription program.

Silaas

Dec. 17, 2015

Great wake up tea

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

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

When you're dragging but want a light fresh tea this one works very well.

Alex

Nov. 15, 2015

Good, not exceptional

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Weak.

A good basic black. Nothing too exceptional, but nice and fresh. If it had a stronger bolder floral taste, instead of the lighter floral flavor I would personally like it better. All in all, not a bad tea but nothing that makes it a favorite for me. Reviewed as part of the Teabox subscription program.

Maverick

Sept. 25, 2015

Light and sweet

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

The product description is absolutely spot-on.

Erin

Sept. 16, 2015

A very bracing cup of tea

Likes : Freshness.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning.

This makes for a very good morning tea. It has a nice full-bodied taste to it.

Katharine

July 30, 2015

My FAVORITE

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

When I open a fresh package of tea, the first thing I do is smell it and let me just say this one is one of the best aromas my nose has ever been graced with. I loved the taste - black tea is my favorite but I always take it sweetened. I didn't have to sweeten this one to be impressed by it which says a ton! I want more of this tea, it was definitely my favorite of this shipment.

mktm77

April 12, 2015

Aroma is weak.

Likes : Freshness.

Dislikes : Weak.

Best Served : Anytime.

May be I did not order the right tea to my taste as I like a bit strong Aroma whereas this one was bit weak.

Marion

April 7, 2015

Lovely Spring Darjeeling

Likes : Smooth Body.

Best Served : Anytime.

I enjoyed the second flush from Mission Hill last year so I thought I should try the first flush as well. I was not disappointed. This is a lovely spring Darjeeling with a mellow flavour profile and just the right amount of astringency for my taste.

Chris

Oct. 30, 2014

Interesting

Likes : Smooth Body.

Best Served : Afternoon.

This has the astringency of an Assam, but it is not at all over-done; in fact it is still smooth. The flavor was slightly woodsy yet still a Darjeeling; less floral or strong aroma. Unique certainly.

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