Thurbo Classic Spring Chinary Black Tea

description

The most defining trait of teas from Darjeeling’s Thurbo tea estate has to be their unmistakable brightness. The flavors are immersive, clear, and sharp – all hallmarks of a well-made tea. This spring pick produces a crisp and flavorful all-day tea.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Features notes of stewed stone fruit with hints of honey and wood

appearance

Gold

taste

Flavors of aromatic white flowers are discernible in the middle while notes of firewood and tree fruit emerge towards the end. The liquor is medium-bodied, flows smoothly, and feels ample in the mouth.

COMPLEMENTS

Cucumber sandwich, garden salad with cream dressing and dried fruit.

dry leaf

aroma

Slightly toasty with notes of almond and citrus fruit

appearance

Well-rolled, blackish-brown leaves with olive green flakes

infusion

aroma

Vegetal with hints of melon and red berries

appearance

Olive green leaves with brown hues

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

180 fl oz

85-90 oF

2.0 tsp / None g

3 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

Lemon

Sugar

PICKING DATE
Apr 13, 2016
TIME OF DAY
Anytime
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
First
SPECIALTY
Clonal
SKU FFTBCHB | GRADE FTGFOP1 | INVOICE DJ-72
CERTIFICATIONS


8 Reviews

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Likes

  • Freshness 6
  • Great Aroma 5
  • Unique Flavor Profile 3
  • High Quality 2
  • Smooth Body 0

Dislikes

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

Best Served

  • Afternoon 3
  • Anytime 3
  • Dessert Tea 1
  • Evening 1
  • Morning 0

becca

March 6, 2016

Decent, not wonderful

Likes : Great Aroma.

Best Served : Anytime.

The smell unsteeped is great, taste and smell once steeped are underwhelming. The package describes the taste as vegetal and melon; I can taste the vegetal, but not so much the melon. A decent tea, if a little disappointing compared to the unsteeped smell.

Andrea

Feb. 9, 2016

Light floral morning tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma.

Best Served : Anytime.

This tea is as advertised. The leaves are larger, looser and well defined. I definitely got the lily scent upon brewing. The first sip I tasted a slight melon musk, followed by a strong vegetal flavor. Vegetal in that it is earth, deep, but not reminiscent of any one vegetable! This is a very good, light tea, with a slight bitter bite at the end. Very good but not a number 1 in my book.

Tina

Jan. 18, 2016

Fresh

Likes : Freshness, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

I realy like this lovely fresh light tea. Since i don't like to drink plain tea I added sugar and milk and it was perfect for me. Because of tea lightness you can drink it anytime.

Edward

Jan. 11, 2016

Interesting

Likes : Freshness, Unique Flavor Profile.

I found this a milder, softer tea, with a different aroma and more of a floral taste. I thought that the taste description on the package got it right. I actually quite like an assertive, intense flavor most of the time, so this was probably not my favorite in the initial selection, but it still very pleasant. Reviewed as part of theTeabox subscription program.

Kirsty Headlong

Dec. 6, 2015

Floral

Likes : Freshness.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Afternoon.

Lovely light floral citrus Darjeeling at a great price. I did not get the hint of spice but then I do not have an expert palate. Great afternoon tea to relax with.

Julia

Oct. 31, 2015

Autumn Vegetal

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, High Quality.

Best Served : Afternoon.

I really like the way this smells. It makes me think of honey for some reason. Strong vegetal flavor. If you use hotter water, the vegetal flavor becomes weaker and you get more of a dry palette (tannins). Nice complement to a crisp autumn afternoon.

Oyvind Saanum Eithun

July 4, 2015

Unbeatable for the price

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma.

Aroma very floral. Hints of ginger and fruit (melon and lychees). Taste is fruity, primarily melon. The finish is also primarily fruity, but here the lychees comes back as well as the melon. Some slight floral notes and a hint of ginger returns as well. A great Darjeeling first flush. I have not tasted any better at this price. Jungpana for instance is better, but for quite another price.

Alex

June 22, 2015

A great tea on its own

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

Best Served : Afternoon, Evening, Dessert Tea.

I got this a sample with my black teas, I don't normally go for light teas drunk without milk, but this one is delightful! Very crisp, fruity notes - needs no milk or sugar!

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