Wow. Wow, wow, wow!

I treated myself to two ounces of what feels like “springtime in a pouch” to me :) I was searching for the finest example of a first flush Darjeeling that I could sleuth out, and this one called to me because I had one other Margaret’s Hope that i just loved.

Wow. Have I said wow yet? :)

This is so smooth and … I don’t know how to describe it except for … fruity but herbaceous rose petals? There is something very familiar about it that has to do with the garden but I can’t put my finger on it. Bright but definitely something(s) herbaceous grounding it and making it very complex. This is a tea that I could go all wine snob on and say something like “wet granite with a stone fruit finish and blah blah blah” if I had more time but right now I’ll just say “Wow, wow, wow!”

This is a HUGE treat and although it was a pretty penny, worth every one of them.

Exquisite!

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180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
TeaBrat

Love the “blah blah blah” ;-)

JacquelineM

A little addition: I also taste sage or rosemary, not sure which, and grapefruit! I am really excited to have this one again so I can tease out all of these flavors! Art of tea recs drinking within 3 months and I’m going to try and stick to that (shouldn’t be a problem AT ALL).

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TeaBrat

Love the “blah blah blah” ;-)

JacquelineM

A little addition: I also taste sage or rosemary, not sure which, and grapefruit! I am really excited to have this one again so I can tease out all of these flavors! Art of tea recs drinking within 3 months and I’m going to try and stick to that (shouldn’t be a problem AT ALL).

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes

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