Oaks Classic Summer Chinary Black Tea

description

Oaks is a certified organic garden, and produces superb Darjeeling’s every year - its second flush is especially good. This tea has bold black and brown leaves with a few yellow tips, and makes a mild tea with a subtle yet distinct chinary flavor. It is a tea which can be enjoyed at anytime of the day.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Mellow notes of dried berry, dark wood, and herbs

appearance

Light Amber

taste

The liquor is sweet, and light-bodied. Notes of dried fruit, similar to berry, emerge in the middle and render a fruity sweetness to the cup. Along with mild characters of wood, fig and herbs in the undernotes.

COMPLEMENTS

Fresh fruit, semi-hard cheeses, pancake, waffles, nuts

dry leaf

aroma

Top notes of toasted cereals, wood, hay

appearance

Short well-rolled, blackish-brown leaves; few with tips and semi open brown leaves

infusion

aroma

Floral, berries, dark wood, and distant hints of herbs

appearance

Dark coppery & hint of 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

Sugar

Honey

Milk

PICKING DATE
May 27, 2017
TIME OF DAY
Afternoon
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
Second
SPECIALTY
Chinary
SKU SFOKCHB | GRADE FTGFOP1 | INVOICE DJ-99
CERTIFICATIONS


13 Reviews

Likes

  • Freshness 9
  • Smooth Body 8
  • High Quality 7
  • Great Aroma 6
  • Unique Flavor Profile 4

Dislikes

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

Best Served

  • Morning 6
  • Afternoon 5
  • Anytime 3
  • Evening 2
  • Dessert Tea 0

vaclav burda

May 25, 2017

With very decent mustard.

Likes : Freshness.

Dislikes : Strong.

Best Served : Anytime.

The infusion is clear and lush, golden orange color, full of taste and lively, sweet, with very decent mustard. The aroma dominates mostly fruit tones. Very nice tea. Great choice for small money !!!

Sanchary

May 15, 2017

Aromatic and excellent evening companion

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Afternoon, Evening.

Received it as a sample with my order and fell in love with it. I'll be taking this one again for sure, once I'm done exploring the varieties here. The scent is as described, fruity with a hint of dark wood smoke. The taste is lovely, smooth and almost no astringency, the way I like it.

chuan

Dec. 22, 2016

special aroma

Likes : Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning.

It's a unique Darjeeling tea i tasted this year and different from the tea which produced in same tea estate I bought last year . It's more stronger with the spices aroma. I think it likes ginger mixed with other herbs flavor . The tea I bought last year was more sweeter that liked juicy berry. Great !

ipohman

Oct. 3, 2016

Great for a morning brew

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime, Morning.

Strong, well rounded flavour with a hint of sweetness. Lovely with a drop of milk.

Андрей

Sept. 29, 2016

Крепкий и самостоятельный

Likes : Smooth Body, High Quality.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

Данный чай после заварки становится как на фото. На вкус крепкий, наверное, больше древесный, чем фруктовый. Запах древесный, но приятный. Пить лучше отдельно от еды. Заваривать можно по-немногу, т.к. крепкий!

Zach

Jan. 4, 2016

Great Afternoon 2nd Flush

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body.

Best Served : Afternoon.

This tea has a lightly earthy and fruity flavor and is a smooth second flush Darjeeling. The finish is a little weak compared to some first flush Darjeelings, but it was still highly enjoyable. I drink it black, but I'm sure a little sweetener would bring out some additional characteristics.

Marissa

Dec. 18, 2015

Great for waking up with

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Morning.

Full-bodied, a nice morning tea that's bracing but not overpoweringly strong. Not my favorite second-flush Darjeeling ever, but still a good solid offering. Brews up a lovely dark color, too.

John

Dec. 8, 2015

Great all-rounder

Likes : Smooth Body.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

Not the most complex tea I've ever drunk, but easy to drink and works well both for those who like their tea with and without milk. There's a touch of fruity sweetness on the palate, not exactly muscatel, but enough to make the taste enjoyable. Another plus is that it lasts for more re-steepings than any other Darjeeling I've had.

Piotr

Nov. 29, 2015

Delightful!

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

Best Served : Afternoon.

Delicate, smooth, slightly sweet. A joy to drink. Excellent value for money too!

Katelyn

Sept. 12, 2015

My favorite tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Strong.

The best tea I have had in a long time. By far my favorite and one I would love to have again.

Utsow

July 23, 2015

The kinda tea to enjoy a sunset with...

Likes : Freshness, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Evening.

Never thought I would take to any other tea except first flush until I tried out this one....(came as part of TeaBox's sample packs). Warm, fuzzy, rounded taste. Also great color - soft and dark at the same time, like a stump of a tree soaked in the rain.

Stephen

Oct. 27, 2014

Wonderful morning tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Morning.

Full bodied but sweet and fragrant. Not at all bitter. I love it.

Andrew

Aug. 23, 2014

Excellent muscatel aroma

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma.

Best Served : Anytime.

Superb muscatel flavour. Very good value for money

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