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Organic Makaibari Darjeeling

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200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 45 sec 7 oz / 207 ml

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  • “*Tea #31 from HHTTB2* Musty and earthy and very slightly sweet, with a brothy mouthfeel. Some very mild astringency, with a burnt sugar finishing note. A nice autumnal flush Darjeeling, but I...” Read full tasting note
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  • “*Sample package label*: “Organic Makaibari Darjeeling” Per: http://www.dellaterrateas.com/organic-makaibari-darjeeling/ “Ingredients: Organic Makaibari Darjeeling Black Tea” “Suggested...” Read full tasting note
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  • “*Tea #39 from the Here's Hoping TTB* I've been curious about this tea because it is one of two teas you can't order in a Try Me pack, which means it is also one of the few teas I haven't yet...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is a lovely earthy tea. Given the light color of the liquor I wasn’t expecting such a deep full tea, but it was a nice surprise! Initially there was an earthy forest floor note with a sweet...” Read full tasting note
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From Della Terra Teas

Product Description

This tea comes from the Makaibari Tea Estate in West Bengal, India. Swaraj Kumar Banerjee whom is responsible for the perfect oxidization of this black tea, and his education at darjeeling institutes truly shows in this exquisite tea. It has an incredible full body with a great aroma. It has a full, rich darjeeling taste as this is the Autumn flush. This tea is a FTGFOP which could mean Far To Good For Ordinary People but we’ll stick with Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe 1. The tea you will have steeped from this amazing loose leaf is absolutely incredible.

Suggested brewing tips

Serving Size: 1 level tsp./6oz serving
Water Temp: 210°F
Steep Time: 1 – 3 minute

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8 Tasting Notes

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Tea #31 from HHTTB2

Musty and earthy and very slightly sweet, with a brothy mouthfeel. Some very mild astringency, with a burnt sugar finishing note.

A nice autumnal flush Darjeeling, but I definitely prefer the more delicate first and second flushes.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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Sample package label: “Organic Makaibari Darjeeling”

Per: http://www.dellaterrateas.com/organic-makaibari-darjeeling/
“Ingredients: Organic Makaibari Darjeeling Black Tea”

“Suggested brewing tips
Serving Size: 1 level tsp./6oz serving
Water Temp: 210°F
Steep Time: 1 – 3 minutes”

Technique:
6-oz water with total dissolved solids (TDS) of 27 ppm, heated to 212*F and allowed to cool to 210*F – verified with DAVIDsTEA digital thermometer.

1 level Tevanna teaspoon, without sweeteners, milk or cream.

Dry leaf: well twisted, uniform sized, blackish brown – typical for an autumn flush

Fragrance: Reminds me of pipe tobacco

Liquor: Clear & coppery

3-min Infusion: Fresh crisp vegetal aroma, a lively full-bodied refreshing flavor without bitterness. There was a slight sense of astringency on the front center of my tongue.

1st Re-steep: 6-min Infusion Wow, just as enjoyable as the first infusion and now without any astringency.

2nd Re-steep: 12-min Infusion Nearly as enjoyable as the initial infusion! This very fine Darjeeling can go the distance!

Impression: Highly recommended! A truly excellent full-bodied black tea that’s suitable for morning or afternoon.

Thanks to David Worgul of Della Terra Tea for providing this free sample.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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Tea #39 from the Here’s Hoping TTB

I’ve been curious about this tea because it is one of two teas you can’t order in a Try Me pack, which means it is also one of the few teas I haven’t yet sampled from Della Terra. This is a darjeeling I could likely drink on a regular basis, if only because it doesn’t have as much astringency as others I have tried. As the tea cools it gains a lightly sweet, almost fruity flavor that I really enjoy. I may consider picking some of this up in the future during a good sale.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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This is a lovely earthy tea. Given the light color of the liquor I wasn’t expecting such a deep full tea, but it was a nice surprise! Initially there was an earthy forest floor note with a sweet dark caramel flavor at the end of the sip. I did get a little astringency, but no bitterness. Really, really nice.

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Loose
Appearance: deep brown, small curled leaf, mild highlights in a lighter brown
Aroma when Dry: fruity, earthy
After water is first poured: fruity, musty, sweet
At end of first steep: Smooth, light earthy, fruity, mineral notes
Tea liquor:
At end of steep: very faint green
Staple? Type yes, Will gladly re-order from company
Preferred time of day: any
Taste:
At first?: musty, earthy, slight sweet, fruity, hints of broth notes
As it cools?: tea gets deeper, brothier, notes get fuller, hints of tartness, mellow grape notes
Additives used (milk, honey, sugar etc)? No
Lingers? yes, fruity, earthy and brothy, slight buttery texture

Second steep (5min):
At first: bright, smooth fruit notes, hints of salty brothyness
As it cools?: tea gets fruitier, brothier, buttery, then earthy, slightly smokey

Third Steep (6min):
Fruity, salty, brothy, peppery tea water

Fourth Steep (6 min):
Bright, very fruity salty broth water

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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This is my very fist experience with Darjeeling, so I have nothing to go by but personal preference. Actually, I’ve tried Ooooh Darjeeling from Adagio, but that was supposed to be an oolong with darjeeling characteristics. From what I remember, this is similar, but with more depth to the flavors. It has an oolong quality to it with honey and floral notes. There is also a hint of citrus. While it was brewing, the aroma reminded me much of guayusa in that it smelled like fruity grass and vegetation. It doesn’t taste so much like that though.

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

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TTBC2 #17

Oh! Wow! This is a really tasty darjeeling. I don’t think I have ever had a straight tea from Della Terra, who are famous for their flavored blends (that are either hits or misses for me).

The thing about this tea is that it looks, smells and pretty much tastes like a balanced and non-too-sweet Yunnanesque tea. There’s absolutely no bitterness to it, no “bite”. The full-bodied sips hint at earthy sweetness and make you feel like you’re eating caramels outside after some big rainstorm.

I actually can’t get over how good this tea is… Wow, Della Terra, what is your crazy source for this?

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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