This is from Ricky’s Darjeeling package! With 1/2tsp in the 3.5oz pot, this brews up a bright golden orange color. It smells fruity, and sharp, and little spicy. The taste is light and fruity, light enough that I’m not sure I’d call this a “Breakfast” tea. There is a touch of astringency, not overpowering, but enough that I wouldn’t want to steep this longer or stronger. Overall: very pleasant. All the flavor characteristics I hear Darjeelings are supposed to have without mouth-drying bitterness
I’ve been mixing this with Mighty Leaf’s Organic Breakfast (which is a straight Assam) lately, to give it a little more of a breakfast oomph. Though each is fine separate (and drunk plain) they complement each other well, making a hefty and flavorful breakfast blend that I can drink plain or with milk.