1 bag for 250mL water @ 95C. Steeped 4 minutes.

From the moment the water hit the leaves,I knew i had a better (to me) Darjeeling on the way than th DavidsTea Darjeeling I just callously tossed down the drain. The first scent is a high but earthy spiciness. Even in the bag, the leaves look tippy, with lots og green bits. This is a second flush, so the liquor and body are medium rather than light. No woodiness. No bitterness. LOTS of muscatel, and a sweet finish. An excellent Darjeeling, especially for a bagged tea.

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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I prefer straight teas but will try almost anything … so long as it’s not tainted with hibiscus. I loathe hibiscus.

Floral oolong and complex black teas are my favourites.


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