you taste so great
send me to
a second flush Fate
“Muscatel grape you taste so great send me to a second flush Fate” Read full tasting note
“Semi-Fruity with a bit of smokiness due to the fact I oversteeped but I must say it's very forgiving! Thank the tea gods! Solid Suppa!” Read full tasting note
“Very fruity and full bodied. I had it plain, but I would have loved some sweetener. I'm not sure if a splash of milk would have made it awful or interesting! I think it would have been nice, like...” Read full tasting note
“I will admit I don't have a whole lot of experience with Darjeeling teas. That having been said, I have had a few very good ones. As for the Singell, I really don’t like this tea. Has a grassy,...” Read full tasting note
Singell is located outside the village of Kuresong, about halfway up to Darjeeling city. This was the best second flush darjeeling that we tasted this year. We loved its rich body and dark, fruity muscatel flavors (similar to Fanciest Formosa Oolong). Like its sister tea garden, Seeyok, this garden is a Fair Trade garden. Singell is a delight to drink in the afternoon.
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Very fruity and full bodied. I had it plain, but I would have loved some sweetener. I’m not sure if a splash of milk would have made it awful or interesting! I think it would have been nice, like Earl Grey. Maybe next time!
There was a reason for my not using anything but tea – I read my tea leaves!
Here is a photo of the cup that I used (from the Art & Tea blog):
My reading had the heart – and the tea leaves were in the shape of a heart over it! “Love and romance are on the menu. This could mean spending time with your partner or the beginning of a new relationship . Your home life is also important to you now, which could signify a move, or making improvements on your current home.”
the sunrise – “A new beginning, a sense of rebirth, or a fresh start are signified by this symbol.”
and Venus – “Love, art, and harmony bring delightful interludes. You should be feeling creative and romantic.”
These make sense to me :) I have plans to go out with my husband tomorrow to see a film, take photographs, and get a bite to eat! I spent the day cooking for the coming week, working on a crochet blanket for my sofa, and thinking about a table runner I want to make. I’m about to start my new semester in school next week!
The book says you should use the symbols on the cup, or look for your own symbols, but unless you are experienced you shouldn’t mix the two. Well, I’m not experienced, but I can’t help but see the shape of the United States in the bottom of my cup, some lines, and a sailboat! I would say that not right away, but sometime this year I’m going to travel!
I will admit I don’t have a whole lot of experience with Darjeeling teas. That having been said, I have had a few very good ones. As for the Singell, I really don’t like this tea. Has a grassy, weedy smell and taste, also a metallic after taste. Harney mentions fruity muscatel flavors and I don’t taste any fruit at all. Does have good body/briskness, but just don’t like the taste of it. Tried three times and throwing away. Might have been better with some sweetener.