2011 Darjeeling Second Flush Giddapahar Muscatel Black Tea

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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Over the years, this special family owned garden has increasingly produced good teas and this year is no different. This 51st lot is no different. The muscatel flavour that Darjeeling second flush teas are known for is quite pronounced in this lot. There is delicate astringency in the tea and long floral notes that makes it long in the mouth. A tea worth tempting.This tea deserves it’s name, “Black Muscatel,” as it has plenty of the choice attribute, plus the strength of character to go straight to the play-offs.

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Origin: 2011 Darjeeling
Tea Estate: Giddapahar DJ51
Colour: Black Muscatel
Grade: FTGFOP1
Flush: Second
Type: Single Estate
Length of Infusion: 3-5 mins
Water Temperature: 90-100 C

Dry Leaves
Aspect: Small twisted leaf
Colours: Mixed medium and dark browns
Scents: Sesame tahini, mint, sweet halvah, toasty

Brewed Leaves (Infusion)
Colours: Greenish light brown and tan; leathery/coppery
Scent: Assertive muscatel

Liquor
Colours: Medium-dark
Flavour: Rich, round, mahogony with muscatel
Aromas: Strongly floral

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This is the sample that DarjeelingTeaXpress had included in my order.

The leaves are a deep greenish to brown color with fresh minty scents.

Steeping gives the liquor a deep copper tone, with less fresh but equally minty and lightly floral scents.

The flavor is very rich and floral, dark and deep, with a slight hint of a fresh after-taste.

A good early to late afternoon tea, as strong and slightly fresh as it is.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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A great tea for the price. Has all the good 2nd flush characteristics. Recommend this strongly.

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