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Yea gods this tea is good! I swear that if you’d told me that this is a Darj I would have laughed.
It’s a 2nd flush (my favorite!) Darjeeling, and being only FOP, you’d think that it wouldn’t be great, but it is!
Imagine the best of Assam joined with the best of Darjeeling, and this will be it. And no, this is not a blend. There is something of the etherealness and light body of the Darj, coupled with the bassiness and nutty, earthy sweetness of Assam in this tea.
The only minus to be found is that it is astringent, and it’s not shy about it. I used a bit of sugar (less than a spoon) to tone it down, otherwise it would have been unpleasant. As it was, it was just a faint puckering of the mouth after every sip.
A unique tea experience, and something that I will buy more of.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 200 ML
yyz

I love the tea from this estate too. I usually brew at a lower temp. So I haven’t had a problem with astringency, but as with many Darjeeling’s you may get different flavour notes at different temps. I agree it is a unique tea. I always have it in my cupboard when I can find it here. I’m glad you loved it!

NofarS

After a few tries with Teabox teas, I’m going to the upper end of temperature, and the lower end of leafing, but I will certainly try this tea at a lower temperature. I don’t mind a reasonable amount of astringency, but I know that it’s off-putting to certain people, which is why I normally mention it.

Sil

Really……..

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yyz

I love the tea from this estate too. I usually brew at a lower temp. So I haven’t had a problem with astringency, but as with many Darjeeling’s you may get different flavour notes at different temps. I agree it is a unique tea. I always have it in my cupboard when I can find it here. I’m glad you loved it!

NofarS

After a few tries with Teabox teas, I’m going to the upper end of temperature, and the lower end of leafing, but I will certainly try this tea at a lower temperature. I don’t mind a reasonable amount of astringency, but I know that it’s off-putting to certain people, which is why I normally mention it.

Sil

Really……..

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An Israeli computer programmer with a passion for tea (mostly bought in yearly shopping sprees in the UK), particularly black, oolong and white. I don’t generally enjoy flavoured teas or herbal infusions, but if a tea sounds interesting and smells nice I’ll most definitely try it. I drink several cups of tea a day, usually one or two in the morning, another one after lunch and one or two in the evening. My favourite tea so far is Lao Cong Zi Ya from Norbu Tea, but I’m constantly trying new teas. Only in the past year have I branched into Pu’erh and non-roasted oolongs. Finding good tea in Israel is difficult, so I import most of my teas from yearly visits to London, or from online retailers. If you see something in my cupboard that sparks your interest and you would like to swap with me, then please message me. I’m almost always up for a swap.

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