I got this in store when I picked up some tins in store the other day.
This tea is sourced from Chamong Estate in darjeeling. For those who are curious here’s a link to the Estates website and a picture.
The tea itself is one of the nicer straight teas I’ve had from David’s.
The leaf is decidedly towards the green range and smells of flowers, hay and cream. When brewed the tea was a sepia tinged saffron yellow.
Flavour wise it lies between the hay and acidity of some white teas, the sweet vegetal and nutty notes of some greens, the floral spice of some Oolong’s, and the muscatel, malt and cocoa notes of black teas. It makes a nice light almalgamation of these flavours.
3min. Scent:Cream, hay, faint hint of floral gardenia, peas, fruit.
Flavour: Muscatel softened by cream, plum, hay, spice, clover and dames rocket. Light upper tones of malt and a very faint hint of cocoa, hint of peas. Hint of chestnut.
Snap peas, cream.
Resteep 4 min. Flavour: stronger muscatel, and nutty notes with increasing astringency.
I’m glad I picked some up to try!