Makaibari Darjoolong

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Earth, Floral, Fruity
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195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 16 oz / 473 ml

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A superb creation of Makaibari, this bio-dynamically grown tea walks the world between green and black. The amber liquor produced is not like any other oolong ever made. Naturally sweet tasting and with characteristic flowery undertones it also exhibits lemony, vegetal and earthy qualities. It is perfect for any time of the day and is highly recommended by our tasters at Tea People.

Makaibari tea estate is one of the first organically certified tea gardens of Darjeeling. It is located in the foothills of the Himalayas in the town of Kurseong where the tea is grown at an altitude of around 4500ft.

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Teeny tiny 2g sample from the Marco Polo Tea Box!

Ahh such a lovely tea! I love looking at the leaves unravel in my Steeper :))
It tastes like hot water with slight notes of earthiness. I was kinda hoping with it to have a bit of a bolder taste.
Maybe because it’s a wee sample. Hmm I’ll need more leaves for it to get a better flavour!

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Yeah, I’m drinking tea at 1am after a long week at work. I have a inexplicable soft spot for Darjeeling oolongs. This one was fairly mellow but very nice. It went nicely with the thunderstorm :)

Flavors: Earth, Floral, Fruity

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

considering buying this at Silver Tips in NY

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I love Tea People. I love that they’re giving back to the community from where the tea is grown. I like it when I find tea companies like this one that do something a little extra.

And I love this Darjoolong. I love Oolong Tea (my favorite tea type second only to Yellow), and I’ve tried a few Oolong teas from the Darjeeling regions – as I say in my full-length review of this tea: that while I have tried a few Darjeeling Oolong teas, I’ve not tried enough! Ha!

Then again, there is no such thing as “enough” when it comes to tea. Am I right?

Flavorful, grape-y, wine-like. It tastes very “Darjeeling-esque” only it’s smoother with the texture of an Oolong. The top notes are fruity and wine-like, with earthier mid-notes. It’s sweet with a hint of savory that greets the palate at mid-sip.

Later infusions were smoother and tasting a bit more Oolong than Darjeeling, but the Darjeeling presence was still definitely there. I found that as the infusions progressed, the more I liked this tea. My third cup (infusions 5 and 6) was my favorite, because I got some intriguing peach-y notes, notes of honey and butter with just a hint of muscatel. Lovely!

This one might be one of my favorites from Tea People and I’d put this on the must try list from this company!


I want to try a Darjoolong! Sounds lovely :)


I just realized that I have a Darjoolong in my first Golden Tips subscription pack. ;-)

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