Darjeeling Classic Summer Muscatel Black Tea

description

This is a house-special blend of the lighter muscatels of the year. In coming together, they produce a cup that's rich in classic Darjeeling second flush flavors, most notably wood and sour fruit, along with a pleasant amount of astringency. It's light yet brisk and therefore refreshing.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Woody and sour

appearance

Honey

taste

The liquor is light, clean, and slightly tart. Woody notes are dominant throughout the cup. However, the middle has some sour notes and hints of white flowers, although these fade quickly. The finish is woody with an aftertaste of plantain.

COMPLEMENTS

Ideal with a light snack

dry leaf

aroma

Soft notes of cocoa nibs and wheat husk in the attack and toasted nuts in the release

appearance

Mix of well-rolled brown and black leaves; some with silver tips

infusion

aroma

Predominantly vegetal

appearance

Coppery leaves with pale olive green hues

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

180 fl oz

85-90 oF

1.5 tsp / 2.5 g

4 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

Honey

Lemon

Sugar

TIME OF DAY
Anytime
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
Second
SPECIALTY
Muscatel
SKU SFMUCB | GRADE SFTGFOP1

4 Reviews

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Likes

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

Dislikes

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

Best Served

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

Piotr

Nov. 13, 2015

An excellent black tea!

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime.

Delicate, complex, well balanced, very smooth and slightly sweet tea. A pleasure to drink!

Alexandra Kimmel

Sept. 26, 2015

Tasty!

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

Best Served : Anytime, Dessert Tea.

Great tea! Very aromatic and very tasty! It is good to drink at any time of the day with or without sweets. Delicious tea: a little sweet, a little malty, very deep taste! I got it as a free sample but i will definitely buy it again!

Kim

Aug. 17, 2015

Good I guess

Likes : Great Aroma.

Dislikes : Weak.

I liked this tea but felt that it wasn't anything fantastic or overly amazing

mauro_zz

Aug. 2, 2015

With personality

Dislikes : Weak.

Mmmm ... I expected something Very special with muscatel quality but I have to admit I've been a bit disappointed. Still a good tea with a strong personality. But nothing more than this.

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