Hello, Me from 2 years in the past! Present day me is here to update the tasting note for this tea.
Found a couple sample bags when I was cleaning my stash out this weekend. They’d be the same samples left over from 2 years ago when I bought 3-4 on sale and drank 1-2.
So this tea is OLD.
I figured I may as well drink it anyway, so I made a cup earlier and drank it on my lunch break.
I accidentally got distracted throwing out a bunch of old crap at work and forgot about it, it probably steeped 8-10 minutes, instead of the recommended 5.
Given that this is
A) ollllld tea
It was surprisingly not even that bad. I added milk, because that’s how I roll. Even though I remember reading online a long time ago that only ignorant tea newbs put milk in Darjeeling tea. I also love A&D Damn Fine Tea’s Red Tailed Hawk with a sploosh of milk in it, so calculate your logical deductions accordingly. I’m a loner, Dottie, a REBEL.
This girl is not refined.
Anyway, it tasted alright, had the classic Darjeeling notes, but far from being the best i’ve tried. Bungalow is one I’d love to get my hands on.
Me from the Past had rated this 72 once upon a time 2 years ago…. surprisingly I’m going to leave it there, because I’m somewhat impressed at how I managed to not totally destroy the cup I made earlier. Oversteeping AND the fact that I don’t have a temperature controlled kettle at work and normally Darjeelings get all bitter if the water is too hot. PLus the fact that being old didn’t make it nasty.
So…….. that’s a hearty endorsement from me! About as hearty as you will get, for such a Davidstea.