Darjeeling Classic Summer Chinary Black Tea

description

It is the tannins and the woody notes that lend structure to this tea, with the former playing a more prominent role. The flavors of anise and wood come together in perfect harmony, made buoyant by the tannins and tree fruit notes.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Marked by hints of wet wood, grass, and anise.

appearance

Amber

taste

The liquor is clean, full-bodied, and pleasantly sour around the tip. Anise and woody tannins are discernible in the middle while notes of unripe tree fruit come through in the finish. The aftertaste is that of guava and lingers long on the palate.

COMPLEMENTS

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

dry leaf

aroma

Woody tannis and toasted nuts

appearance

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

infusion

aroma

Wet wood and earth

appearance

Coppery-olive green leaves

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

6 fl oz

185-194 oF

1.5 tsp / 2.5 g

4 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Lemon

Drink Plain

Sugar

Honey

TIME OF DAY
Morning
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
Second
SPECIALTY
Chinary
SKU SFPCHB | GRADE FTGFOP1

4 Reviews

Likes

  • Freshness 4
  • Smooth Body 3
  • Great Aroma 3
  • High Quality 1
  • Unique Flavor Profile 1

Dislikes

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

Best Served

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

Hannah

Aug. 28, 2017

Great Follow-Up

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

Like the bitterness, but would need to be careful not to go past the recommended 4 minute steeping time. Nicely balanced, sharp without being too sharp. It's a great follow up to my morning coffee when I want something that won't leave me jittery.

Matt

Feb. 24, 2017

Very good for afternoon

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime.

This has nice fruity aroma but not a green tea flavor. Full bodied

Edward

Jan. 5, 2017

Close to my favorite

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime, Morning.

I am working my way through a lot of samples, from the summer and autumn of 2016. I like this one very much. It is pleasantly bitter, well flavored and has no disconcerting aftertaste. I preferred at greater strength than I might have expected. Delightful. I am sorry it is now gone !

Ana

Sept. 22, 2015

A nice boost to really wake you up in the morning.

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

The dry leaves have the darjeeling look to them and the beautiful red-brown colour really awakens your senses. This one also has a kitchen garden taste to it (like the Teabox Classic Darjeeling Summer Black) though it has a much more intense taste with the spicey basil note more pronounced. I prefer it with sugar and it is a magnificent way to start your day. The intense (not to beconfused with invasive) taste magnifies my focus and really wakes me up. Though I prefere mellow tastes when I'm still in mid-sleep, this one is my favourite when I wake up full of energy even though it is "medium caffine".

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