Nice aroma when dry. Lovely, lovely leaves when steeped – a nice mixture of browns and greens with medium sized leaves when they unfurl. I can definitely taste that signature muscatel flavor. A tad dry in the throat but the flavor lingers in the mouth long after swallowing. Great hot or cold. All my experimenting is showing me that I like all Darjeelings but 2nd flushes/Summers are indeed my favorite.
Only downside is that this does not do well in a second steeping – not much flavor.