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drank Temi Sikkim by Harney & Sons
773 tasting notes

Tea of the morning, and the last of the samples I picked up from H&S. I was curious about this tea since it isn’t technically a Darjeeling but is done, “in a Darjeeling style”. I am also a fan of Nepali teas which have also been compared to Darjeeling, so I though it would be fun to see how this tea compares.

Teim is mellow with a sweet – almost floral – smell. The taste is also sweet with strong honey notes. Delicious! There is a woody flavor that reminds me of Darjeeling as does the moderate amount of astringency at the end of the sip. A floral note is present as the tea cools, and between the honey and floral flavors I’m reminded of the wildflower honey I once bought at a road side farmer’s stand when I was driving through Texas. This is definitely a pleasing cup.

Yes, there are similarities between Sikkim and Darjeeling teas, but this tea is different enough, and unique enough, to warrant me buying a tin at a future date. This will make a really lovely afternoon tea. In fact, I might have it again this afternoon.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Nicole Martin

This is one of my favorites. It’s quite inexpensive compared to Darjeeling so it’s a great alternative for making iced tea.

Veronica

I didn’t even think of iced tea with this one. I bet it’s really good! When I buy a tin of this I’ll have to remember to try it iced.

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Nicole Martin

This is one of my favorites. It’s quite inexpensive compared to Darjeeling so it’s a great alternative for making iced tea.

Veronica

I didn’t even think of iced tea with this one. I bet it’s really good! When I buy a tin of this I’ll have to remember to try it iced.

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Tea obsessed since 2010.

Some of my favorite tea companies are:

- Whispering Pines Tea Company
- Single Origin Teas
- Zen Tea Life
- Harney and Sons
- 52 Teas
- Teavivre

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