2011 Darjeeling Autumn Flush Castleton China Special Black Tea

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195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Castleton is a grand marque among the many fine gardens of Darjeeling. Planted about 125 years ago just south of the District town of Kurseong, this small, high-quality estate is reputed to be 100% China jat bushes. The tremendous care taken by Castleton during tea culture, plucking and manufacture results in teas known consistently for their lovely muscatel aroma and flavor.

Origin: 2011 Darjeeling
Tea Estate: Castleton DJ434
Colour: Black
Grade: FTGFOP1 China Special
Flush: Autumn
Type: Single Estate
Length of Infusion: 3-5 mins
Water Temperature: 90-100 C

Dry Leaves
Aspect:: Large, lightly-twisted
Colours: Golden-brown with reddish highlights
Scents: Fruity, greenish

Brewed Leaves (Infusion)
Colours: Greenish-brown
Scent: Apricot-peach, citrus and mint

Colours: Light-Medium amber with an apricot hue
Flavour: Muscatel, flowers; rich, round
Aromas: Flowery-muscatel wine

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254 tasting notes

This tea is more floral than anything, with a slight fruity scent and taste.

The black tea flavor can be quite rich and full as well, which compliments the floral flavors.

This seems like a perfect after dinner tea, as it is dark and deep and rich for an evening delight.

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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