64 Tasting Notes
And another from TeaEqualsBliss (I’m going to be saying this a lot for awhile, I think!).
I think I had enough leaf for three cups, but I threw it all into two because I’d rather have two strong ones than three weak. Smells tasty!
cough cough Astringent. Very floral and… odd. Cardamom? Really, Teavana? Not sure I love that choice. Looks like this one got discontinued, and I can’t say I’m disappointed.
I got something I had a hard time putting a name to in the nose… Something fruity, somewhat sour, and a wee bit floral. Chrysanthemum, perhaps?
But the flavour, oh the flavour! Butter and corn make perfect sense here. The aftertaste in sweet and lingering – something I really value in a good tea. The flavour is quite off-track from what I’d consider classic first-flush Darjeeling, so it may not be for everyone, but I think I’m in love! It isn’t quite smooth but it isn’t harsh. It’s got some bite and leaves my mouth feeling somewhat dry. Hint of bitterness just for a moment after I swallow each sip. I’m definitely starting to think chrysanthemum was the right choice. An incredible depth of flavour and aroma.
Bottom line: Different, but good. I thought at first that getting the Lochan sampler would save me some money because I could try some first flush without having to sink money into large amounts of any of them. I was wrong. Might have to get the husband to hide the credit card.