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drank Darjeeling Black by Shanti Tea
4224 tasting notes

Wow… just… wow! This is one of the most unique Darjeeling teas I’ve encountered in a long time. In my full-length review of this tea (which will publish sometime next week on the SororiTea Sisters blog), I call this the lovechild of a union between Darjeeling and Assam. Because it has a richer, “thicker” taste and feel to it that is almost malty. It’s almost Assam-like. Make no mistake, this is a Darjeeling tea. It has the qualities I’d expect from a Darjeeling. It is light-bodied, it has that fruit and flower taste. It has a musky undertone. But there is something more to this… a sort of thicker … mouthfeel and flavor. It is somewhat creamy and smooth and while it is not quite like an Assam, it is very reminiscent of an Assam.

I’m really liking this one a lot. Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for sending it to me.

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I am obsessed with tea!

I am a co-founder of the SororiTEA Sisters:

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In addition to my passion for tea, I am also a mixed media/altered arts artist. You can see some of my art here: http://eccentricpastiche.blogspot.com

I am also a self-proclaimed foodie. I review local restaurants and the food I buy online here: http://hungryinportland.wordpress.com


My favorite teas are Yellow Teas with most Oolong teas at a close second. As far as “flavored” teas go, I love Earl Grey, Chocolate and Jasmine teas.

I also am intrigued by flavored teas with an unusual or unique flavor combination.


I don’t do a whole lot of swaps anymore, however, I do occasionally sell sampler boxes here: http://liberteas.teatra.de/ I don’t always have sampler boxes available as it depends upon how much time I have as well as packaging supplies. I usually post at least one or two sampler boxes per month, though, so if you’re interested, keep an eye out or PM me and I’ll let you know when I have some posted.


Most of the teas that I record in my notes here are going to have a fairly high rating from me. This is not because I am not discerning, but because I do not usually waste my time on drinking tea I do not care for, nor will I waste my time on writing about it.


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