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Another awesome Darjeeling from Thunderbolt Tea! The dry leaves are even more varigated and tippy [& more furry too!] than the Sungma. The leaves are very sweet-like cake with caramel icing. Or is it vanilla?? The tea also exhibits a mildly fruity & floral nose. Steeping leaves are more vegetal, sweet, fruity & floral…….with what seems like a light minty quality. The wet leaves are sweet and vegetal, with a crisp fruity character, a mild spiciness, & an ever so gentle, nutty aspect as well.

Cup is very light yellow-orange color, with a sweeter, more floral nose than the Sungma previously cupped. A definite buttery aroma is very apparent as well. Initial tasting is very smooth & mild on my palate, with a buttery texture. The tea transforms with a crisp, brisk tang [not harsh] or spice on my palate! Along with this zesty character comes mild fruits & almonds. A pleasant & mild astringency lingers on my palate to complete a wonderful tea experience! :))

There’s nothing like this extraordinary Darjeeling from the Turzum Estate to complete a wonderful day! It’s also the perfect way to mark my one year Anniversary on Steepster, as well as my 100th tasting review!! Steep on Steepies!! :D

Cupped & Reviewed: Thursday, July 12, 2012.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

Whoo hoooo! Happy 100!!!!!

Kittenna

Yay, 100!!!

ScottTeaMan

Thanks Bonnie & Kittenna. :))

Aaahhhh…….nostalgia! Here’s a link to my very first review! Kittenna, you should like this one. :D

http://steepster.com/teas/upton-tea-imports/5117-certified-organic-peppermint-bh46

Kittenna

Hahahaha, ewwwww!!!

ScottTeaMan

You never know, you might like it.

Lynne-tea

This one sounds amazing also! Happy 100th! Yippeee!!!

ScottTeaMan

Hehehee…….Thanks. to get to 100 reviews yesterday I drank 9 cups of tea! I think I like this Darjeeling a tad better. It has a bit more astringency, which is still very mild compared to some other FF Darjeelings. :D

Azzrian

Wow one year and 100 congrats!

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Bonnie

Whoo hoooo! Happy 100!!!!!

Kittenna

Yay, 100!!!

ScottTeaMan

Thanks Bonnie & Kittenna. :))

Aaahhhh…….nostalgia! Here’s a link to my very first review! Kittenna, you should like this one. :D

http://steepster.com/teas/upton-tea-imports/5117-certified-organic-peppermint-bh46

Kittenna

Hahahaha, ewwwww!!!

ScottTeaMan

You never know, you might like it.

Lynne-tea

This one sounds amazing also! Happy 100th! Yippeee!!!

ScottTeaMan

Hehehee…….Thanks. to get to 100 reviews yesterday I drank 9 cups of tea! I think I like this Darjeeling a tad better. It has a bit more astringency, which is still very mild compared to some other FF Darjeelings. :D

Azzrian

Wow one year and 100 congrats!

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