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 6 of the Journey into Black Teas
Wow, this is very different than the Indian black teas I’ve been drinking! Spicy and malty, with a taste that quickly vanishes after swallowing. Very surprising, very enjoyable.
Had this one again today – still so good! More earthy than I remembered it.
Has a coppery hue in the cup. A fragrant darjeeling with mild astringency. It has a very appetizing smell, and an aftertaste that reminds me of a Chinese green tea.
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.
Seems like a good standard ceylon. Definitely a good tea for waking me up in the morning – nothing strange or overwhelming, just a strong foundation.
Definitely a nice coppery darjeeling. The description is spot on with the almondy and buttery aftertaste! And it does have quite the intoxicating aroma.
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.
The infusion smells very slightly fishy. But the taste is sweet and malty. It’s nothing very attention-grabbing, but it seems like a great go-to decaf black tea. I enjoyed it.
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.