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Oh thank you so much Nicole for sharing this sample with me. I am really in love with this one too and I agree with you there is some buttery Oolong taste in this Darjeeling !

The dry leaves are really thin, kind of mix of green and black and smell a little like caramel to me.
The liquor is clear.
The taste is complex : fruity for sure, I get some plum notes and a dominant muscatel taste. To me a light citrusy note appears on the aftertaste.
There is absolutely none astringency nor bitterness with this tea.

I am clearly changing my mind about Darjeelings with such a lovely tea and with the other Darjeeling I had one week ago.

I surely didn’t taste the right Darjeeling before this month !

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
gmathis

Sounds luscious. I don’t give Darjeelings enough time or consideration, either.

Terri HarpLady

I’m starting to appreciate darjeelings more now that Ive learned to lower the water temp to 195 or so. All the difference in the world!

Sil

i agree!!!

Nicole

I’m so glad you like this one!

Ysaurella

@ Sil I am sure you would like this one !
@ gmathis yes it is really one to take into consideration
@ Terri, this one can bear a boiling temperature
@ Nicole thank you again for this tea :)

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gmathis

Sounds luscious. I don’t give Darjeelings enough time or consideration, either.

Terri HarpLady

I’m starting to appreciate darjeelings more now that Ive learned to lower the water temp to 195 or so. All the difference in the world!

Sil

i agree!!!

Nicole

I’m so glad you like this one!

Ysaurella

@ Sil I am sure you would like this one !
@ gmathis yes it is really one to take into consideration
@ Terri, this one can bear a boiling temperature
@ Nicole thank you again for this tea :)

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First, please forgive me for my English and all the grammatical mistakes you’ll find in my posts.
As English isn’t my mother tongue it sometimes makes things more difficult to express cleverly and accurately what I feel.

I was mainly in black flavoured teas, green as well if not bitter.
I’m now drinking much straight teas because my palate is now developed enough to appreciate them .

My favourite brands are : Mariage Frères,Theodor,Butiki Teas,Dammann Frères, Betjeman & Barton.
My ratings are as follow :

100 to 95 : my darlings; always in my cupboard

94 to 90 : Excellent tea, often in my cupboard

89 to 80 : very good tea, a pleasure to drink it

79 to 70: not bad even nice, why not having it sometimes, but well, not so urgent !

69 to 50 : Meh, deceptive or just not for me – but has some qualities

49 to 30 : I just don’t appreciate it

Under 30 : is this tea ?!?!?

My tea blog (in French)
http://thevangeliste.wordpress.com/

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