Darjeeling 1st Flush Classic Namring EX-13 2018

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Astringent, Floral, Green, Herbaceous, Mineral, Muscatel, Salty, Umami, Vegetal
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Average preparation
4 min, 0 sec 12 oz / 355 ml

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  • “Woohoo! I finally have some spring 2018 teas! Camellia Sinensis is one of my favourite Canadian tea retailers, not least because I don’t have to deal with the U.S. exchange rate. This Darjeeling is...” Read full tasting note
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This spring arrival, produced from a careful plucking, is composed of delicate leaves and numerous silver buds. This classic lot, with green hues, releases an ample and substantial vegetal liquor, with a mineral and salty character typical of the teas produced from the older, original, plants. A rich and fruity tea with subtle accents of fresh herbs and spices.

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Woohoo! I finally have some spring 2018 teas! Camellia Sinensis is one of my favourite Canadian tea retailers, not least because I don’t have to deal with the U.S. exchange rate.

This Darjeeling is part of a three-tea India taster kit. If I remember rightly, the EX preface on the invoice number means that it’s harvested before the standard DJ invoices, and the fluffy green leaves bear this out. I steeped two teaspoons in 355 ml of 203F water for 4 and 6 minutes.

The first steep has notes of salt, minerals, umami, muscatel, dried flowers, and herbs, with a drying astringency. The aftertaste is especially green and herbaceous. My initial four-minute steep may have been a mistake, and next time, I’ll cut it down to three. The second steep is also vegetal, herbaceous, and astringent.

A very green first flush Darjeeling, this tea would probably benefit from shorter steeps and lower temperatures. As is, I like the herbaceous character, but wish there was more fruit to balance it out.

Flavors: Astringent, Floral, Green, Herbaceous, Mineral, Muscatel, Salty, Umami, Vegetal

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 355 ML

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