Last year’s first flush darjeeling is starting to lose some of its fresh sweetness, but it’s still one of my favourites. On this occasion I brewed it too long on the first brew and not long enough on the second one, so I was slightly disappointed. I’ll have to drink it again tomorrow and do it better that time!
And that’s the end of my first flush darjeeling from last year. Just in time to get some this year, I think! It has really been a lovely tea and I have enjoying it very much. It’s a tea that’s worth looking after and trying to make the perfect pot!
This is the best I have made this tea since I started commenting on here. Strange that it is so variable – I think it must jst be very sensitive to brew temperature and time. This was hot water but not boiling (90 degC??) and brewed for 3 mins. And awesome
Two cups. Still a wonderful tea. I’m trying to run it down so I can justify buying some of the Yunnan Gold First Grade Tea from First Class Teas… it sounds incredible
Using almost boiling water, it took 2 1/2 minutes to brew, and it tasted sweet and fantastic. Any more and it would have got bitter, and this is quite sensitive to brewing time in my experience. Maybe I should use cooler water, I’ll keep experimenting