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1.5 tsp for 300mL water @100C, steeped 5 minutes, drunk bare.

Mmmmmm.

Tasting the new version of David’s Organic Breakfast Blend really pissed me off, so I was picking up this cup with apprehension — but ahhhhh. In with the good air, out with the bad.

Honey notes, some Darjeeling-y crispness and even distant muscatel, and a Yunnan-like sweetness and smooth finish. Some spiciness in the scent and foretaste that morphs into floral and bready notes. No malt. Medium body with a slightly buttery mouthfeel that brings out the crispness and sweetness. Delicious.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

Good call since some tea farms are next to Darjeeling.

Michelle Butler Hallett

I love a good Darjeeling, and I respect the strict rules around using the name, but some of the Nepal teas are really exciting and deserve a lot more press.

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Bonnie

Good call since some tea farms are next to Darjeeling.

Michelle Butler Hallett

I love a good Darjeeling, and I respect the strict rules around using the name, but some of the Nepal teas are really exciting and deserve a lot more press.

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Writer and tea fiend. Author of DELUDED YOUR SAILORS, SKY WAVES, DOUBLE-BLIND, and THE SHADOW SIDE OF GRACE.

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

Oolongs and blacks are my favourites.

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