I really enjoy the beautiful floral / muscatel aroma wafting up from the pot while it is brewing. I find that with most black teas I need to let the brewed tea cool down a little so that I can really discern and appreciate all the flavours.
The first steep was very satisfying. As another reviewer described it, a “velvety muscatel” flavour.
The second steep was still pretty good. The muscatel flavour was was still coming through fairly well.
The third steep was drinkable, but the muscatel flavour was now much more muted. It was clear to me that this was all these leaves had to give.
I’ve compared this to a couple of other lower-end darjeelings and I have to say this one is actually quite good for price. I intend to buy more, although I’d also like to explore some of the more expensive darjeelings in the future (those from specialized dealers? or perhaps directly from select estates?).