My tasting notes about this one seem to be all over the place and this one is no different. Today, it reminds me a lot of a breakfast tea with some astringency, which is appropriate for this morning.
“My tasting notes about this one seem to be all over the place and this one is no different. Today, it reminds me a lot of a breakfast tea with some astringency, which is appropriate for this morning. ” Read full tasting note
“ The aroma’s very strong on a certain herbal, or perhaps grassy, note I find in some first flush Darjeelings. It’s not one I particularly enjoy, so I’m pleased that it’s much less prominent in the...” Read full tasting note
“So this one one of the free samples I got when the company was offering them. I'm just getting to them now, but at least I'm getting to them. Lol. The leaves are beautiful. Twisty with silvery...” Read full tasting note
“Yay for more samples! I enjoyed this Darjeeling, it really is an interesting oolong in that it is a more oxidized black tea. The darjeeling muscatel notes are very pronounced tempered with the...” Read full tasting note
While the Darjeeling province is renowned for their black teas, this unique oolong shows the level of diversity these fine estates can muster. To make this oolong, smaller batches are prepared and processed in a unique manner, creating a darker oxidized brew. Smaller batches ensure a high quality and taste, while the partial oxidization gives a unique nutty taste along with a muscatel aroma. Tightly twisted and rolled leaves create the tea’s bronze-color, with a high number of tips.
Singbulli is an organic tea estate established in 1924. It has recently applied for Fair Trade certification, and is committed to maintaining a high level of quality in tea.
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So this one one of the free samples I got when the company was offering them. I’m just getting to them now, but at least I’m getting to them. Lol.
The leaves are beautiful. Twisty with silvery fuzz on them, but easy to measure out with a normal tsp.
Honestly, if I were to go by smell alone I’d have dumped this tea without trying it. The smell was very musky and reminded me of the smell that hits me when I go into the Australia house at the Zoo. Bleh. Thankfully I don’t get that same taste when I drink it. It’s kinda fruity, with just a hint of musk (though more woodsy musk and not animal musk). It’s pretty astringent to me, especially as it cools.
Glad I gave this a try, but as with many other darjeelings I’ve tried, this one isn’t my cup of tea.