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drank Darjeeling by Twinings
88 tasting notes

I have been drinking my bagged black teas with milk and sugar for as long as I can remember. Twining’s Darjeeling has always been one of my favorites.

Since I have been drinking tea more seriously lately, this is the first time I’ve had it in a while. The initial aroma is pleasantly sweet and malty. Unfortunately, when sipped plain, it is overly bitter. I am beginning to believe that it is just not as good as I remember.

After trying some plain, I added in my typical sugar and milk and it brought back some of my former feelings. However, I can now detect the undertone of tea that just isn’t quite the quality that I thought or hoped for.

I still will drink this tea, but probably not with the regularity I once did.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec
ScottTeaMan

This is a good teabag Darjeeling, and I drink it when I see it in restaurants HHMMM, 2.5 min at 185 degrees seems ok, but last time I had this tea it was overly bitter too. :-/

Dinah Saur

Yeah, it’s definitely good for a teabag Darjeeling, but I guess I’ve been spoiling myself too much lately. ;)

ScottTeaMan

I know what you mean. :))

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ScottTeaMan

This is a good teabag Darjeeling, and I drink it when I see it in restaurants HHMMM, 2.5 min at 185 degrees seems ok, but last time I had this tea it was overly bitter too. :-/

Dinah Saur

Yeah, it’s definitely good for a teabag Darjeeling, but I guess I’ve been spoiling myself too much lately. ;)

ScottTeaMan

I know what you mean. :))

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