I love this tea! Ever since it has arrived, it’s the only tea I drink. First Flush Darjeelings tend to be on the caffeinated side and this one is no exception. I feel a bit more alert after drinking this tea. It tastes so very fresh, since it was harvested earlier this month. Today I went pretty heavy on the leaves. I like this a bit on the heavy side with more astringency. The first thing I’m noticing today is maltiness followed by sweet almond and juicy peach notes. Those notes give way to strong jasmine notes. The jasmine is so strong that it almost tastes like a scented tea though the jasmine notes do not last long before hay and woody notes appear. There is a fantastic lingering sweetness. With the heavier leafing, I’m not tasting the lemon notes or the blackberry notes that I had previously tasted. Still, I enjoy this very heavily leafed. This year we added two additional 2013 first flush Darjeelings. This was my favorite of all the Darjeelings I tasted and that was quite a few. We also added another Darjeeling but I wanted something that would be less sweet than this and that’s why we also went with the Thurbo Estate. Both are phenomenal teas.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Chizakura

This sounds really great! I’m super excited for that Darjeeling sampler, but I told myself I’m not allowed to buy tea until May (which is now in a few days, yay~) so be sure to keep that sampler for a little bit ;) Hehe.

inguna

This sounds fantastic! Looking forward to trying this.

Butiki Teas

Chizakura-May is not too far at all! I think you will be pretty happy with that sampler. I’m a huge fan of the Giddapahar.

Inguna-It’s very tasty! :)

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Chizakura

This sounds really great! I’m super excited for that Darjeeling sampler, but I told myself I’m not allowed to buy tea until May (which is now in a few days, yay~) so be sure to keep that sampler for a little bit ;) Hehe.

inguna

This sounds fantastic! Looking forward to trying this.

Butiki Teas

Chizakura-May is not too far at all! I think you will be pretty happy with that sampler. I’m a huge fan of the Giddapahar.

Inguna-It’s very tasty! :)

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My taste for tea started at an early age. As a child, I would frequently enjoy a cup of tea with my family. Tea has always been a significant part of my life, through all the challenges and all the accomplishments and celebrations. Naturally, I became interested in the variety of high quality teas and the very culture that encompasses tea. Today, I want to share my passion and love of tea through Butiki Teas.

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