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Thanks to ScottTeaMan for sending some of this my way!

I was interested to try this, my first tea from Goomtee. I have also been curious as to how long you can keep a FF darjeeling around. Do they age well? Do they change? Do they get stale, etc.

So I just read Scott’s tasting note to give me some clues about this tea. I steeped it up and it’s a light orange with a nice, sweet aroma. This seems to me like a classic darjeeling flavor as I’m picking up on a bit of muscatel. I think I am picking up on a bit of lime as well as some gentle spicy notes. This has a bit more astringency than is optimal for me but it’s a very relaxing and elegant tea experience.

Try #2 – Resteeping it with even cooler temperature this time around (probably 180). Steeped for only 1.5 minutes or so. I like it better this way, it is has an almost candy like sweetness…

P.S. – my tea is less furry than the one in the photo. :)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec
ScottTeaMan

Amy, glad you liked it! I am going to try this one gongfu soon to see how it is. After tasting the Risheehat you sent me, I was considering lowering the score of this one, but I’m not, because it is my honest representattion of the tea. Only retasting THIS tea, may reflect a rate change.

PS-Hahahahaha! Lotis is even a little less furry-he just got a haircut about a week ago.

TeaBrat

well now that I’ve been tasting so many FF darjeelings I think my definite favorites are the very flowery ones that have an essence of tropical fruit. Other people might feel differently though!

ScottTeaMan

I really like this one- fruity, flowery, lime, and I like minty Darjeelings, but the Risheehat! I ‘ll look for the pineapple next time, I just wasn’t getting any. ://

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ScottTeaMan

Amy, glad you liked it! I am going to try this one gongfu soon to see how it is. After tasting the Risheehat you sent me, I was considering lowering the score of this one, but I’m not, because it is my honest representattion of the tea. Only retasting THIS tea, may reflect a rate change.

PS-Hahahahaha! Lotis is even a little less furry-he just got a haircut about a week ago.

TeaBrat

well now that I’ve been tasting so many FF darjeelings I think my definite favorites are the very flowery ones that have an essence of tropical fruit. Other people might feel differently though!

ScottTeaMan

I really like this one- fruity, flowery, lime, and I like minty Darjeelings, but the Risheehat! I ‘ll look for the pineapple next time, I just wasn’t getting any. ://

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My profile pic is of a pink dahlia at Golden Gate Park.

Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty

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