A horribly mediocre Darjeeling in my opinion. I have tried this tea 4 times from different buyers and from different years, the one constant, its crappy quality.
little of the tell tale muscatel notes, and to be honest not much flavour at all. Makaibari prizes itself on being one of the first bio dynamic tea estates in Darjeeling, yet seems to for go quality instead for trying to create a name for itself by hiring documentary crew to film in the estate.
At two different Darjeeling tea tastings I went to (one 2 weeks ago, and one a year ago), Makaibari Second Flush Darjeeling came in last.