Staufs Darjeeling FTGFOP1Autumnal Blend
Dry Aroma: Grape vine, warm spicy oregano, autumnal wild flowers
Wet Aroma: poached apples, ripe mulberries
Leaf: darkly oxidized, reddish umber and blond highlights and slightly mottled brown-green larger cut leaf when fully extracted. Very light particulate and distinctive appearance from lesser oxidized Darjeeling teas.
Cup: dark, caramel-honey colored liquor. 1st steep: lush fruity front notes, soft muscatel layers mix with sweet, smooth finish. Surprisingly mild astringency and faint hints of floral aftertaste. Medium bodied, smooth, lush fruity weight and very palate cleansing. 2nd extraction: initial astringent bite, but vanishes quickly, deepening of the traditional muscatel-floral flavors, body slightly lightens, but the color is rich and strong, with the reddish hues fading into a coppery-yellow. Spicy notes increase. 3rd extraction: still offering a flavorful and mild cup, expressing muscatel notes and good sip flavors