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Full Review on SororiTea Sisters on the 21st but here are the snippits:

Glenburn Estate Darjeeling from Butiki Teas is a prime example of a quality first flush Darjeeling. If you are like me and generally prefer second flush you should still give this one a try, because it is worth it to have one of the best first flush Darjeeling’s as a tea lover and connoisseur.

The flavor notes are so laid back, mellow, but absolutely present. I love the light juicy sweet peach notes, the light lilting floral flavor, and that ever so subtle touch of ginger, which I pick up more in the aroma than the flavor but again, the flavor is there. I even get a honey aroma and note on the palate.

This has made it to my shopping list.

Indigobloom

For some reason I got pear when I tried mine. Mind you it was mixed with mango and cilantro LOL

Butiki Teas

Indigobloom-I’m pretty sure we tried the Glenburn Moonlight as the base. This one is a little different. :)

Kashyap

still a touch early for first flush isn’t it? I believe all 1st Flush Darjeelings are harvested in March and unless you have a direct connection to the estate and are willing to pay a premium, the tea wouldn’t hit foreign shores till April

TeaBrat

kashyap, it’s probably a 2012 tea

Kashyap

good likelihood that the ‘mellow’ flavors are due to is age then…but still a notable tea if the honey is lingering….the floral distinction and grape has probably dissipated

Butiki Teas

This tea was harvested March 14, 2012. We do deal directly with Glenburn’s reps. The new First Flush will likely be in April since we do not pre-order as we like to sample first. This was a pretty mellow tea to begin with and the estate’s most expensive first flush.

Kashyap

thanks for sharing Butiki!

Butiki Teas

We are happy to :)

Sil

Ooh excited to try this one when I get home then…I picked this one up but haven’t had a chance yet to get in to it

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Indigobloom

For some reason I got pear when I tried mine. Mind you it was mixed with mango and cilantro LOL

Butiki Teas

Indigobloom-I’m pretty sure we tried the Glenburn Moonlight as the base. This one is a little different. :)

Kashyap

still a touch early for first flush isn’t it? I believe all 1st Flush Darjeelings are harvested in March and unless you have a direct connection to the estate and are willing to pay a premium, the tea wouldn’t hit foreign shores till April

TeaBrat

kashyap, it’s probably a 2012 tea

Kashyap

good likelihood that the ‘mellow’ flavors are due to is age then…but still a notable tea if the honey is lingering….the floral distinction and grape has probably dissipated

Butiki Teas

This tea was harvested March 14, 2012. We do deal directly with Glenburn’s reps. The new First Flush will likely be in April since we do not pre-order as we like to sample first. This was a pretty mellow tea to begin with and the estate’s most expensive first flush.

Kashyap

thanks for sharing Butiki!

Butiki Teas

We are happy to :)

Sil

Ooh excited to try this one when I get home then…I picked this one up but haven’t had a chance yet to get in to it

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Most of my reviews will be “snippits” of full reviews that can be found at http://sororiteasisters.com/
Posted every evening at 6 EST.
I usually try to post the exact date that the full reviews will post however sometimes post dates need changed so it may not always be correct. Generally the dates are correct however.

About Me:

Most of my reviews, although not all, will be quite favorable of the tea. This is not because all tea is excellent, but more so because I generally will not waste my time on an inferior tea. If I do not care for a tea I won’t continue to drink it let alone spend time reviewing it. If you see a review by me you basically know it is a quality tea. Granted it may not suit your specific taste buds, we all like different things, but as for a tea on the whole it is a good one, from a good company.

I am a spiritual advisor by profession.
I have two “young adult” children.
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Some of my hobbies include gardening, essential oil therapy, natural perfumery with essential oils, and cooking.

I look for complexity overall in any tea, dimensions to the flavors.

I believe tea should evoke a feeling, thought, emotion, or attitude.

I enjoy most all oolongs, blacks, whites, and greens.

I always love to try a good yellow tea.

I favor unadulterated teas but I do have my longings for a good flavored tea now and then so I don’t rule them out by any means!

I enjoy green rooibos don not like red rooibos.

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