Very nice tea that goes well with all kinds of sweets.
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The aroma is a nice delicate fresh blend of subtle floral and plant with light fruits, quite interesting.
The flavors are very mild and slightly sweet. It is nice, but it doesn’t go beyond for exceptional, staying low key and subtle.
I would think it a great late afternoon Darjeeling, not too strong and not too mild, just before a green tea to close out the workday.
So, DarjeelingTeaXpress had run out of their First Flush Gopaldhara Wonder Tea, which I completely love, and advised me to get this instead, as it is similar. I was quite skeptical, but because I wanted the wonder tea so much, I could make do with the supposed next best thing.
The leaves have a quite mild and sweet aroma, I would guess reminiscent of red wine, as they have described.
As the colors of the leaves suggest, the liquor is quite dark. And, as the aroma of the leaves suggest, there is a mildly sweet scent as you are steeping.
It surprises me, though, how this is not close to my beloved wonder tea, but still a very full and delicious tea in it’s own right. The black tea is quite rounded, accenting the very respectable tangy citrus flavors. For such a dark tea, it is also quite brisk and bright.
Despite not replacing their wonderful First Flush Gopaldhara Wonder Tea, this tea stands on it’s own as more than respectable and very much enjoyable.
Now this is orange pekoe. This tea is very much darker and stronger, with nice toasty and chocolatey accents.
The taste is also much darker and stronger, more earthy, yet still sweet. It has a nice pine after-taste that thankfully lingers long after the sip.
This is a reminder of how handsome a well rounded strong tea can be. I imagine this tea would be great with some honey, but is, of course, great on it’s own.
I was expecting a more bitter tea, as most of my experiences with orange pekoe teabags are.
I was extremely pleasantly surprised by how sweet this tea is, considering how handsomely dark the liquor gets. The aromas of light almonds mixed with even lighter floral notes are very present and very much appreciated.
The sweet and strong dark flavors are nicely balanced. The strong flavors do not overpower but give the best amount of kick with a complimenting sweetness.
I am more than satisfied purchasing this sample, as I didn’t want my impressions of orange pekoe to fall upon inferior teabags.
This tea is more floral than anything, with a slight fruity scent and taste.
The black tea flavor can be quite rich and full as well, which compliments the floral flavors.
This seems like a perfect after dinner tea, as it is dark and deep and rich for an evening delight.
The leaves are silky and delicate, with bright and smooth honey and floral scents.
The liquor seems brighter and smoother, and is much sweeter, with gradually intense floral notes.
This is a very sexy tea, both inside and out.
Both steeps of tonight’s leaves give such consistent delicious brewed liquor, I could very well call this one of the most perfect teas I am enjoying.
This is a really interesting tea.
The aroma is very fresh and earthly, with hints of floral and almond scents.
The taste is nicely sweet and mild and very smooth, not at all what I was expecting of a first flush Darjeeling.
I would share this tea with those that are unsure about most Darjeelings and their typical strong and complex flavors, as this is a simple mild tea with light complexity.
This is a very sweet and relaxing tea, with strong almondy and vanilla aromas.
The taste is lightly bitter, with a stronger almond flavor coming through, followed eventually by the familiar earthy flavors.
This is a great simple tea for gradual appreciation, I can see myself using this in a blueberry tea mix.
This tea is a work of art.
The aroma is very floral and slightly fruitful with toasted undertones, very light and delightful.
The complexities of each sip just burst through the initial sweetness with explosions of unique bouquets of floral flavors.
There can be so much going on, but the tea is very balanced and relies on your full sensory enjoyment.
Because of such a beautifully complex and balanced tea, I can find myself surprised with each sip.
This is quite possibly my new favorite Darjeeling tea.
This tea, the leaves, the brew, taste and aroma, is so beautifully complex, rich and indeed luxurious, I could not possibly describe it after my first cup.
So, I will steep another cup and see where I go from there.
I do completely enjoy this wonderful tea, an epitome of how Darjeeling is the champagne of teas.
These are indeed nicely scented and very attractive leaves, long and slender and sweet.
The brew is very thick and earthy, with a deep golden color.
But the taste is more nutty than earthy, in fact very nutty, which I really like.
A great Darjeeling tea to accompany an afternoon Vancouver Canucks matinee game.
I may have returned to the office a bit too early.
I really needed this tea at the end of this day.
Still very light, smoky and smooth, this green tea returned at least a bit of energy I had this morning.
With a beautifully deep clear golden honey color, this tea is a very floral bouquet of earthy flavors, rich and thick with a delicate bitterness.
The aroma is a light and complex freshness that seems to linger long after your first sip.
Now this is Darjeeling tea, with the nutty wooden flavor and a slight floral taste.
Very rich in color, flavor and aroma.
This is a very floral oolong tea.
I typically prefer the more earthy wooden oolongs, but this is nice and fresh.
Indeed, the description also describes a smooth flavor, with a smokey hint in both taste and aroma.
Very light, smoky and smooth flavor.
The taste mimics the light yellow color, with a tinge of green.
The scent is very sweet, very earthy.
I really like this tea.
Before I write up my tasting notes, I’ll say that I’m not sure if this is DarjeelingTeaXpress’ Jungpana First Flush. The amount I drank was gifted to me by a friend. I’m just using this because it was indeed a 2011 Jungpana First Flush.
I tried two infusions of this tea.
First: This tea is close to what I would consider a classic Darjeeling. It has a nice thick creamy body that is sweet. However, I find, for every sweet note you find, a floral note is taken out. That being said, it’s not as floral as I like my First Flushes to be.
Second: Still has a nice sweet and creamy texture. Even less floral than the first infusion. However, I tasted some nice peppery notes in the taste.
Overall, a nice tea.
190 F, 3:30. Very good. One of my favorite teas that I’ve tried. Naturally sweet and just very good.
The smell is very floral and the cup colour is coppery. It tastes a bit bitter, but fresh nonetheless. Definitely has a muscatel taste. And a bit of a hint of citrus.