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Arya Diamond Limited Edition Darjeeling tea.
Rare topgrade tea from controlled organic cultivation, from India. It is harvested only in very limited quantity.
A Limited Edition Second Flush Darjeeling organic tea from the renowned Arya Tea Estate.
The Arya Tea Estate was founded by Buddhist monks when he settled in Darjeeling, mid eighteenth century. They cultivated a variant of the Chinese tea plant as well as other seeds and plants necessary for practicing Ayurvedic medicine. The Arya Estate is located in the heart of Darjeeling spread over 300 acres. Located at an altitude of up to 1820m and 1500m on average, with slopes of up to 60 degrees, it is one of the highest and steepest tea gardens in Darjeeling.
The Arya Estate preserves the legacy of the monks with respect for the environment and commitment to sustainability. They have their own hydro -power system and are certified Organic by IMO Switzerland. Above Arya produces beautiful artisan tea.
Brewing guide: 2g per cup and 10 g per pot (about 1 liter ), 90 degrees water , steep 3 to 5 minutes .
A real gem this is. I am biased, since I love love darjeeling, but this is simply the best you can get. A treat, a rare, and wonderful tea. (and you don’t have to be a darjeeling lover to love this tea. !)
A perfect balance: not too sweet, nor too fruity, or an too overpowering taste of muscatel. Magnificent.
One of my favourite teas, ever. A gem !
Flavors: Chocolate, Fruity, Muscatel, Nutty
Easy shu pu ehr with thick sweet taste.
No complexity , and was a tad disappointed at how quick I had to brew longer to get a good cup. Got 5 steeps out of 1 tuo, had participated more…
yum! received this generous sample from Hotsoup.
I normally love/drink green/light& medium roasted oolongs, and have not tried a coal -fired oolong before. This one is from 2001 and has been fried each year over and over again…
Initially, it smells like b-b-q. deep smoke with hints of wet woodland and mushrooms. Deep black, roasted nuggests.
liqour: black, almost like a black coffee.
Teapot: my Kamjove teapot, 200ml. 1 min. steeping time
Notes: very thick mouthfeel, cherries, plumps, chocolate, raisins…… it is SWEET. Huhh, that comes as a surprise….
No hints of smoke whatever…. just pure sweetness….
WOW this is complex …. I love it.
Absolutely great. Can be steeped 20 times plus at least.
Will def. look for more examples of aged/deep roasted oolongs!
Flavors: Almond, Apricot, Brown Sugar, Honey, Plums, Raisins, Smoke
this is my first try at pu ehr, and I am pleasantly surprised….
it smells like a barnyard, which I try to ignore…
1 tbl spoon, my kamjove 200ml. steeping time 1 min.
red coloured tea, very smooth & warming.
Hints of cacoa. sweet. woodsy…
since this is my first try at pu ehr ripe , I will keep this short, and add more later after
I love this tea, it’s like the comfort food of teas. A little goes a long way and can be used multiple times. However, it should not be steeped too long or it becomes bitter. In my opinion it is best when you can just pick up a hint of flavour.
Flavors: Cream, Rice Pudding
Thank you Rogier for the sample!!
I love this tea. It was just what I needed this morning. Very comforting and mellow with the perfect amount of maltiness. Overall though, I find it is on the mild side.
I love love loooove malty Assams, especially with milk and a touch of sugar. It is my tea weakness and what I fall back on as my standby.
There are times when I enjoy a cuppa without any additives, but made ala milk n sugar, that is my ritual treat. Sadly though, the last few years I’ve had bad luck finding an Assam which hit the bullseye. Sure I found teas I greatly enjoyed, but they always hit a spot just slightly out of my swoon zone… and then my luck changed! In the last month I found two of them! (this being one)
I need to put in an order, and SOON!!
What a lovely oolong!
Light and fragrant with a smooth floral honey note throughout and a mild grassy/hay background. Now, I don’t mean hay like you might find in a Yunnan or Puerh tea. This is more like… fresh hay that still has some grassy moisture in it. Quite enjoyable.
I wonder what the second infusion will bring.
Thank you so much for the sample Roger!
steep time ca. 2 min.
1.5 gr per cup, 8 gr. for pot
The tea has a very, almost woody, and strong smell.
small black curly tea with golden tips.
1. steep : odd taste, like porridge. Not at all what I expected. Not sure if i am going to like this. Malty taste lingers for minutes. mmm, odd….
2. steep: malty taste still there, but not as strong as in 1st steep, replaced by nutty, sweet taste. plums, raisins and honey.
3. steep: still going strong, mellow taste stays, woody and chocolate more prominent.
I could easily get more steeps, but decided not to. Still amazed by the complexity of the tea.
extraordinary black tea with a malty, nutty and mellow taste.