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drank Darjeeling Green by Shanti Tea
1375 tasting notes

Thank you, TeaEqualsBliss for including this in our trade! This is one of the few green teas I have in my cupboard. I guess I just don’t find them as interesting as other types of teas. But this green tea is GOOD. First of all, I wonder why it is called darjeeling? I thought that was associated with black tea. The flavor of this one is almost like a buttery, nutty oolong. The description calls it simple, but I’d call it complex. Definitely much less simple than a typical green tea! It actually reminds me of my favorite tea that I’ve tried: SpecialTeas Vienna Winter Green. The Vienna blend has a ton of awesome ingredients I thought was enhancing the plain green tea, like roman chamomile and pistachio. BUT it seems like this could be the base for that one. Some of the flavors that I associated with the Vienna ingredients could have just been the green tea by itself! (Meaning the base for the Vienna is much less plainer than I thought.) This is one of the best green teas I’ve tried (though that ain’t many!) Also, I was just looking at some of Shanti’s other teas on Steepster and some of them are interesting… I’m going to have to search for their site right now!

neerajagarwal

Darjeeling is a region in India that makes the world famous “Darjeeling”.There are 87 tea gardens that are alowed to call themselves producers of “Darjeeling” based on their Geographical location,according to the rules of the Geographical Index (GI). Although they are famous for their blacks, the area now also produce green, white, oolong and other various kinds of speciality teas all of which may have the prefix Darjeeling. For example, Darjeeling-green,Darjoolong etc.

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thank you for your comment – I finished this tea up yesterday!

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neerajagarwal

Darjeeling is a region in India that makes the world famous “Darjeeling”.There are 87 tea gardens that are alowed to call themselves producers of “Darjeeling” based on their Geographical location,according to the rules of the Geographical Index (GI). Although they are famous for their blacks, the area now also produce green, white, oolong and other various kinds of speciality teas all of which may have the prefix Darjeeling. For example, Darjeeling-green,Darjoolong etc.

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thank you for your comment – I finished this tea up yesterday!

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

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Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! I was bored one day and found out that most of them have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
40-65 – Okay
1-40 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. :D

Happy sipping!

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