DARJEELING THURBO DJ2 F.T.G.F.O.P.1 - 2010 FIRST FLUSH
Tea Estate: Thurbo
Tea colour: black
Length of infusion: 3’45
Water temperature: 90°C
Aspect: large rolled leaves and silver buds.
Colours: dark green, silver and khaki.
Scents: planty, vanilla, fruity (cooked fruit, mango).
Brewed leaves (infusion)
Scents: a heady, fragrant bouquet: herbs, almonds, planty, floral and fresh, with notes of orange blossom.
Colour: glistening yellow-brown.
Texture: full in the mouth with a delicate astringency that gives it a lot of presence.
Flavours: slightly sweet.
Aromas: a planty, very almondy attack followed by floral notes (orange blossom, honeysuckle). The planty note is present from start to finish.
Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: very elegant hints of camphor and herbs. Beautifully balanced with lingering mild, planty, fresh and floral notes.
Our verdict: This is a really wonderful, “classic” Darjeeling from China tea plants. All the hallmarks of a first flush can be found here in perfect form: the planty, almondy bouquet, the delicate texture and good length in the mouth. It all combines to deliver a truly great tasting experience.