100
drank Summer Darjeeling by Kally Tea
510 tasting notes

I think I may be in love. Darjeelings are my favorite tea. This may be at least a temporary end to trying to choose a favorite among them. This beats even my beloved Sungma.

All the hallmarks of a second flush, smooth and with a lovely amber yellow color. Hints of malt in the background, maybe. Definitely a muscatel note. The steeped leaves are everything I love about Darjeelings – medium sized leaves with a beautiful mix of brown and green colors.

I do wish that Kally Tea offered more information on the origin, however. I’d like to know what estate this came from or if it is a blend of estates.

I can foresee regretting that I didn’t order more…

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Ysaurella

Do you know why Darjeeling tea types are your favorite ones ? I mean for taste ? (I imagine it’s not just thanks to the steeped leaves :) )

Nicole

I think it is that, for whatever reason, Darjeeling is in my mind as what tea tastes like. I can’t imagine why. I grew up with bagged Lipton tea and occasionally bagged Luzianne when visiting my grandparents. I imagine my first Darjeeling probably was tasted at a high tea. Maybe that is part of it – the memory of high teas and the good company I have had at them. All I know is that when I think of “tea taste” I think of Darjeelings. The whole experience of it is also what appeals to me. The taste, the smell – both dry and steeped – and the look of the leaves.

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Ysaurella

Do you know why Darjeeling tea types are your favorite ones ? I mean for taste ? (I imagine it’s not just thanks to the steeped leaves :) )

Nicole

I think it is that, for whatever reason, Darjeeling is in my mind as what tea tastes like. I can’t imagine why. I grew up with bagged Lipton tea and occasionally bagged Luzianne when visiting my grandparents. I imagine my first Darjeeling probably was tasted at a high tea. Maybe that is part of it – the memory of high teas and the good company I have had at them. All I know is that when I think of “tea taste” I think of Darjeelings. The whole experience of it is also what appeals to me. The taste, the smell – both dry and steeped – and the look of the leaves.

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