I’m drinking this again today and excuse me but… its freaky good! So smooth and delicious
“I'm drinking this again today and excuse me but... its freaky good! So smooth and delicious” Read full tasting note
“With more teas under my belt, I have returned to this one. It now reminds me of the aged TGY that Canton do but with a less overpowering cocoa flavour. The taste is complex with the cocoa flavour...” Read full tasting note
“My first First Flush & my first tasting note here on Steepster! I grabbed a sample of this in the Canton Tea Co sale as I was intrigued by the notes... Nothing like diving in at the deep end when...” Read full tasting note
The Arya Estate is known the world over for its First Flush but with the Ruby the difference is less apparent – until you taste it. This organic Ruby First Flush is a departure from a classic Darjeeling tea both in appearance and taste. The liquor, as the name suggests, is a rich ruby red almost the colour of a vintage port with a deep glow. The flavour is smooth and rich, floral and soft with underlying notes of caramel, nutmeg and even dark Chocolate.
Year of Production: 2011
Tea Farm: Arya Esatate
Harvest Date: April 2011
Roasting Level: High
Liquor: Dark, exotic ruby red with a golden glow
Tasting Notes: Rich and smooth with notes of nutmeg, caramel and dark chocolate
Canton Tea Co is a London-based tea company trading in high grade, whole leaf Chinese tea. We have exclusive access to some of the best jasmine, white, green, oolong, black and authentic puerh teas available. In our first year, we scooped Six Golds at the 2009 Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards. Our Jasmine Pearls won the top three star gold award, endorsing it as the best available in the UK.
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With more teas under my belt, I have returned to this one. It now reminds me of the aged TGY that Canton do but with a less overpowering cocoa flavour. The taste is complex with the cocoa flavour at the top but some muscatel and raisins underneath. There is a lot going on in this tea and I am pleased to find that I still enjoy it as much as before but that my experience is richer for having tasted a lot of other teas between my first tasting of it and now.
My first First Flush & my first tasting note here on Steepster! I grabbed a sample of this in the Canton Tea Co sale as I was intrigued by the notes… Nothing like diving in at the deep end when you’re a tea newbie!
I steeped this for 3 minutes with boiling water. The tea is a rich golden colour with a distinct chocolatey aroma. I was pleasantly surprised that I could pick out so many of the listed notes, even as a novice tea taster- definitely floral yet smooth & not overpowering. Contemplating a bigger bag once my sample is used up!