This is a surprisingly toasty darjeeling! more of an assam meets darjeeling, I would say- based on my darjeeling experiences that is.
Very mild on the astringency, backed by that darjeeling “freshness” that can make me cringe if there is too much- but here, this is just the right balance.
Now, I did have to add a quarter teaspoon of sugar to bring up the flavour quotient mind you, and it’s pretty bland without the milk… so points taken off for that!! otherwise, I’m pleased, and certainly more impressed than I expected to be!
I think this one has earned it’s Duchess name :)
Darjeelings ‘the champagne of teas’ are unusual in their briskness so it can be an acuired taste and appreciation. Try tasting it every 20-30 seconds after a 2 minute steep as the briskness can overpower quickly and become overpowering. Majesteas is a TGFOP so a lovely quality, but follow the above (as with all Darjeelings)