Selimbong Special Summer Muscatel Black Tea

description

This is an early-stage muscatel with flavors that are mellower than most. Steeped right, it tastes incredibly luscious and full in the mouth.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Marked by notes of wood, dried apples and honey.

appearance

Light amber

taste

The liquor is well-rounded, medium-bodied, and soft textured. It starts out clean but turns big in the middle. Here, notes of burnt wood and dried stone fruit emerge and linger for a while before finishing, gently, on a note of watermelon rind.

COMPLEMENTS

Stone fruit, mixed berry scone, new york cheese cake and crepes

dry leaf

aroma

Subtle notes of red berries and toasted nuts

appearance

Well-rolled, brownish-black leaves; some with tips

infusion

aroma

Vegetal and herbaceous

appearance

Dark brown leaves; some with olive green hues

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

Sugar

PICKING DATE
Jun 13, 2016
TIME OF DAY
Afternoon
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
Second
SPECIALTY
Chinary
SKU SFSLBCHB | GRADE FTGFOP1 | INVOICE DJ-73
CERTIFICATIONS


5 Reviews

Likes

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

Dislikes

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

Best Served

  • Morning 3
  • Afternoon 2
  • Anytime 2
  • Dessert Tea 1
  • Evening 1

Christopher

April 25, 2017

Unique Taste

Likes : Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

The dried leaves have a simple, minimal, and clean aroma with a slight sweetness but not much else. For once I agree with Teabox's aroma comparisons of honey, dried apples, and wood. Once steeped the liquor has a warm nutty aroma paired with a fairly clean taste that dabbles with perfume-like tastes much like other Muscatels. Each swig starts off with a some initial bitterness that backs off into some smooth and flowery tones paired with astringency. All in all Selimbong Special Summer Muscatel Black is makes for an interesting cuppa as it has a unique taste I couldn't quite nail down. Generally in a summer black tea you can pull out a flavor or two for comparison but I struggle to find anything that sticks out in this way, the tea offers a consistent and original flavor.

Piotr

March 12, 2016

An excellent Darjeeling tea

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

Best Served : Evening, Dessert Tea.

Quality tea! Aromatic, slightly sweet, with fruity and floral notes and muscatel characteristics. Very smooth and well balanced, with a pronounced aftertaste. A joy to drink!

Alexander

Sept. 23, 2015

Fantastic Early Morning Tea

Best Served : Anytime, Morning.

This tea is exceptional. I can definitely taste the notes of Jasmine mentioned in the description and I he overall quality of this tea is second to none. Perfectly balanced with a delicious flavor profile, this tea has me hooked! I am a big fan of drinking 2-3 cups of this tea as part of my morning ritual but it can certainly be enjoyed any time of the day. I plan on trying this tea again very soon!

Marissa

Feb. 12, 2015

A solid, high-quality second flush tea

Likes : Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

I found this tea to have a good balanced flavor - bold but not too strong, and very smooth. A good choice for morning or afternoon brewing.

Andrew

Sept. 28, 2014

Top class Darjeeling

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime.

SFSLBCHB 2014. Delectable, well characterised Darjeeling with beautiful aroma. Good muscatel character and as fresh as you can get. Not to be missed.

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