Darjeeling Arya Estate Pouchong

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Oolong Tea
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180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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  • “I haven't had this tea in ages so I decided to steep some up today. I guess I should have checked my own steeping notes since I steeped it for 3 minutes and that's exactly the same thing I did last...” Read full tasting note
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The Arya Estate in Darjeeling (formerly known as Sidrabong) has a long and rich history. It was started in the 1800’s by Buddhist monks and the current owners of this garden have preserved their original house. Located at approximately 4900 feet, this garden offers beautiful views and, more importantly, some exquisite tea varieties.

Pouchong teas are lightly fermented and classified between oolongs and green teas. These long olive-green leaves, with white tips, impart a delicate earthy aroma and brew to a light pale cup. This delightfully smooth tasting tea from the Arya Estate has the underlying taste characteristics of a fine Darjeeling.

Brew tea at 180º – steep for 2 minutes.

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I haven’t had this tea in ages so I decided to steep some up today. I guess I should have checked my own steeping notes since I steeped it for 3 minutes and that’s exactly the same thing I did last time, vowing I would try it for less next time in the future – lol

I definitely think this batch got oversteeped at first because it came out a bit bitter. I decided to dump it out and start anew.

For the second batch I went for 2 minutes at around 175 F and the results were much better. I guess this tea really needs to be treated like a green, so I wrote a note on the bag for future reference.

It does have some of the flavors of a 2nd flush darjeeling now (spicy, fruity), but with a bit of rich nuttiness similar to pecans. I’m glad I found a way to make it more enjoyable!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 15 sec