Selimbong Special Summer Muscatel Black Tea

description

Selimbong is an estate known for their muscatels. This was made at the peak of this muscatel season, we managed to source the primest teas. The result is a classic Darjeeling muscatel that just wows us with every cup.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Woody, dried stone fruit, burnt sugar

appearance

Light Amber

taste

The liquor starts with mellow notes of burnt wood and fruit flavours. Well balanced, light bodied and soft textured. Notes of burnt wood, sugar and dried stone fruit emerge and linger for a while before finishing, gently.

COMPLEMENTS

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

dry leaf

aroma

Subtle notes of toasted nuts and dates

appearance

Well rolled, brownish-black mixed, some with tips

infusion

aroma

Marked by notes of wood, grapes and fruity

appearance

Open, coppery leaves; some with olive green hues

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

6 fl oz

185-194 oF

2.0 tsp / 2.5 g

4 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

Sugar

Honey

PICKING DATE
Jun 07, 2017
TIME OF DAY
Evening
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
Second
SPECIALTY
Muscatel
SKU SFSLBCHB | GRADE FTGFOP1 | INVOICE DJ-47
CERTIFICATIONS


6 Reviews

Likes

  • High Quality 5
  • Smooth Body 4
  • Great Aroma 3
  • Freshness 3
  • Unique Flavor Profile 3

Dislikes

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

Best Served

  • Morning 4
  • Afternoon 3
  • Anytime 2
  • Dessert Tea 1
  • Evening 1

Thaea

May 30, 2017

Superb muscatel tea

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

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

I got this tea as a free sample with my last order and I am so happy I did because it's truly excellent. The description of it on the site is quite accurate as far as aroma and taste. It's complex, very flavorful, and extremely smooth and enjoyable. It has just a hint of sweetness and tastes perfect as is without needing any milk or sweetener.

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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