I’ve had more than 80 ounces of this Second Flush Darjeeling over the past two days and I still enjoy the flavor. Very faint notes of floral and grape, not super-astringent, and not heavy. I’ve used water at boiling for about 4 minutes each time, and it’s reained consistet. A little more expensive, but it’s organic, which is to be expected. From the Makaibari Tea Estates which has a well-documented history, still family-run, and the first large-scale tea plantation to “go green” in the early 1990’s.
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Makaibari Estate Second Flush Organic
2011. With a fragrant bouquet similar to roses, Makaibari 2nd flush Darjeeling tea is a certified organic tea. Darjeeling Makaibari is famous as an organic, bio-dynamic tea estate. This second flush has a nice floral fragrance with hints of rose.