Singell 2014 First Flush Darjeeling

Tea type
Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Not available
Sold in
Not available
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Excelsior
Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec 12 oz / 360 ml

Currently unavailable

We don't know when or if this item will be available.

From Our Community

1 Image

0 Want it Want it

0 Own it Own it

1 Tasting Note View all

  • “It does not have the aroma of a first flush Darjeeling. It does not look like a first flush Darjeeling. When steeped, it does not exhibit a golden yellow of a first flush Darjeeling. So the...” Read full tasting note
    20
    Excelsior 17 tasting notes

From Golden Tips

A superb first flush tea from the exclusive Singell Tea Estate in Darjeeling. This high-grown spring Darjeeling with brown-black leaves and abundant silver tips makes for a light yellow liquored cup with a burst of floral notes in every sip. The fruity flavor is then followed by a mellowed smoothness. A complete cup of tea with all characters typical of a rare Darjeeling first flush

About Golden Tips View company

Company description not available.

1 Tasting Note

20
17 tasting notes

It does not have the aroma of a first flush Darjeeling. It does not look like a first flush Darjeeling. When steeped, it does not exhibit a golden yellow of a first flush Darjeeling. So the question I have is, is this a first flush Darjeeling?

The color of the unsteeped leaves is dark brown with a few tips sprinkled in. The photo on their website does not resemble the tea leaves I received. I steeped the leaves first with a full tablespoon of tea leaves per 360ml of water. the tea took on a dark brown/black color. For the next pot, I used two teaspoons of tea, and still the color was a dark/brow.

Upon tasting the tea, it definitely did not taste like a Darjeeling. Not even like a second flush Darjeeling which the color of the leaves and the color of the tea slightly resembled.

This tea falls far short of what I was expecting with it’s higher price tag compared to the other first flush Darjeelings listed on their site. Sorry Golden Tips. I really wanted to like the two teas I’ve tasted so far, and I have tried several different parameters but to no avail.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 360 ML
Golden Tips Teas India

Dear Excelsior. This has been a very surprising review for us and we are sure of the fact that a wrong tea has been sent to you.(A very rare mistake form our shipping team) Our Singell Darjeeling is one of our good sellers and we get repeat orders from across the world on a daily basis. It makes a bright golden liquor with a light green infusion. We understand that the Longview which is just priced at $55 per kg. will not be the best Darjeeling you will have. It is a good tea at a good price. But this tea is definitely something you as a First Flush Darjeeling lover will appreciate. We are getting a new package shipped to you immediately today to compensate for the inconvenience. We are sure you wil like Singell Darjeeling. Thank You :)

Excelsior

I was thinking there was a mistake in the tea you sent so I opened both of the 25g packages I ordered and found the same dark tea in both of them.

Golden Tips Teas India

It is definitely a mistake from our end and we have recieved such a complain for the very first time. We have dispatched your the Singell once again and I am sure you will like them. Also, we are hopeful you will like the other teas :)

Excelsior

Thank you.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.