I am not too sure about this tea right now. I am tasting it, but it tastes pretty – strange – and I’m not sure if I’m liking it. I think I need to spend a little more time with it before I rate it numerically.
This is a very temperamental tea – do not overbrew it, use water that’s too hot, or use too much leaf – but when all parameters are in check, you’ll brew a pretty good cup! The last time I brewed this, it wasn’t very good at all. But, this time around, it doesn’t taste anything like that last cup.
The crisp flavor of the Darjeeling is a nice base for the lime essence – it really brings out the muscatel notes nicely.
I am glad that I revisited this tea, because I was worried that it just wasn’t good!
I need to remember that this tea is pretty temperamental. The water should not be boiling, but just below, and the time should be right at 2 1/2 minutes. When I do it just that way, the flavor is quite nice… very lime-ish.
Revisiting this tea so that I can write a full-length review of it for The Tea Review Blog.
This is really tasty when brewed under the right conditions. The lime is vibrant and the darjeeling is an interesting base for it. A nice cuppa.