This tea has changed my opinion on Darjeeling. I had a sample of a 2nd flush, where the flavor was brash and bitter and in your face. I wasn’t a fan. Then this one is FLORAL! The dry tea smells and tastes like what daisies would taste like. I can’t rate it since I don’t feel like I know what Darjeeling is yet. The varieties at tea shops does overwhelm me, from the initials given after the estate of the tea, to which flush it is. It’s very diverse.
I wasn’t sure this was a black tea, but on the package it says black tea, but the tea’s appearance looks white tea like.
Thank you Doulton for a sample of this tea.
I almost rejected the whole Darjeeling tea category, but now I am interested what else it offers