59 Tasting Notes
This does indeed have a clear coppery-red infusion. Very appealing appearance. Smells like a mix between an assam and a pu-erh tea; earthy and a tiny tiny bit fishy. The infusion feels soft, yet complex. Muted spicyness and subtle maltiness. Goes down easy, very enjoyable. It would be very easy to drink quite a few cups of this.
Day 4 of the Journey into Black Teas
Visually, this tea is a pale orange glow in the cup. The aroma is faint, and almost reminds me of a high quality Japanese green tea (surprisingly). A delicate yet full-bodied darjeeling, with mild astringency and a wonderful, distinctive primary flavor that I can’t quite name. It seems maybe slightly floral, but I’m not certain of this. It has a delicious, somewhat savory aftertaste.
Day 3 of my Journey into Black Teas!
This one is definitely unlike the darjeelings I’ve had so far, probably because it’s fully oxidized. Very slightly astringent, a little nutty and savory. Nothing floral or fruity about this darjeeling. Great for if you’re in the mood for a darker tea.
Day 2 of my Journey into Black Teas!
The infusion has a mild, nutty scent. This tea has a perfect level of astringency for that palate-cleaning sensation. It has a roasted, somewhat nutty and woody taste. Very much unlike the last Darjeeling I had. There is something unique and “clean”-seeming about the aftertaste; perhaps its slightly lemony.