Okayti Classic Spring Black Tea

description

Located just a little below 6,500 feet, Okayti is among the highest tea gardens in India. Here, the rigors of elevation combined with organic farming practices have led to some of the most delicate Darjeelings being produced each season. And this year too, their spring black tea lives up to the expectations. It tastes fresh, feels incredibly smooth and well-balanced; all that we've grown to love in the teas from Okayti.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Mellow note of nuts, some dried fruit, amaryllis flower, hint of cream and a touch of green.

appearance

Gold

taste

The liquor tastes slightly toasty, nutty, and tree fruit-like. And although the flavors feel muddled they are incredibly soft and flow easily throughout the palate.

COMPLEMENTS

Best enjoyed on its own or with a light snack.

dry leaf

aroma

Loose notes of coriander seed, garden flowers, and nuts.

appearance

Mix of loosely-rolled, blackish-green leaves, pale green buds and green flakes.

infusion

aroma

Vegetal and fresh.

appearance

Olive green with coppery hues.

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

180 fl oz

85-90 oF

1.75 tsp / 2.5 g

5 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

Lemon

Sugar

PICKING DATE
Mar 30, 2016
TIME OF DAY
Afternoon
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
First
SPECIALTY
Organic
SKU FFOYB | GRADE FTGFOP1 | INVOICE EX-06
CERTIFICATIONS


7 Reviews

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Likes

  • Freshness 6
  • Great Aroma 4
  • High Quality 2
  • Smooth Body 1
  • Unique Flavor Profile 0

Dislikes

  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 3
  • Weak 1
  • No Flavor 0
  • Strong 0

Best Served

  • Anytime 5
  • Evening 2
  • Dessert Tea 1
  • Afternoon 1
  • Morning 0

Matt

Sept. 16, 2016

God anytime

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body.

Dislikes : Weak, Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime.

Crisp flavor; tastes a little like green tea.

Yoshinori

March 1, 2015

More than O.K. Marvel aroma.

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, High Quality.

Best Served : Afternoon, Evening, Dessert Tea.

Glassy and sweet wonderful aroma & tasete. Notably Marvel aroma. I love this tea.

Marissa

Feb. 25, 2015

A More-Than-Okay Tea

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime.

A lightly oxidized, greener-style Darjeeling that brews up the color of honey. Not my favorite tea, but certainly more than just "Okay". Very fresh-tasting and evocative of springtime. Watch your steeping time, this one can get a bit bitter if you let the leaves go too long.

Kirsty Headlong

Feb. 14, 2015

More than okay!

Likes : Freshness, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime.

I love this tea. Definitely towards the greener style darjeelings but with a lovely hint of muscatel. Fresh, bright with citrus/floral hints. Lovely anytime of the day.

Jonathan

Nov. 30, 2014

Bright, Fresh, Fruity

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma.

Best Served : Anytime.

Yet another very nice first flush Darjeeling. The leaves are a beautiful blue tinged deep green. The head notes are floral, but the body notes and the finish are more citrusy/fruity. There may be more subtle or complex first flush Darjeelings out there, but drinking this tea is like being transported to dew covered alpine meadow.

KK

Oct. 25, 2014

One of my most favourite teas

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Evening.

This tea is for the people who like light, almost green tea like teas, it is really fresh and I really the green/yellow of the tea. It is great for the evening. Would definitely purchase this again.

Chris

Sept. 5, 2014

"Shincha" of Darjeeling

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma.

Best Served : Anytime.

If you like Japanese green tea, this is a great one to try. It is very fresh tasting, like shincha. Yet, instead of an umami flavor, it has a nice rounded, muscatel aroma. Putting this in my list of teas to come back to again.

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