Darjeeling Soom First Flush SFTGFOP1 EEC Certified (233)

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Boiling 2 min, 15 sec 2 g 4 oz / 118 ml

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  • “Bright golden blanc de noirs champagne colors fills the cup as the scent of cooked herbs and violets rises slowly from what can only be described as a very special tea experience. Brisk notes of...” Read full tasting note
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Anticipation runs high each spring as Darjeeling drinkers patiently await the first tea of the season. This annual ritual, known as the First Flush, is pure tea magic. This year, we offer a tiny lot from our friends at the Soom garden, plucked during the second week of March. Among the most respected names in Darjeeling First Flush, Soom means “triangle” in the local Lepcha language—an allusion to both the shape of the land and the majesty of the towering peaks that serve as its backdrop. The bright, sunshine yellow cup and herbaceous, floral profile perfectly capture the spirit of renewal in the Himalayas.

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Bright golden blanc de noirs champagne colors fills the cup as the scent of cooked herbs and violets rises slowly from what can only be described as a very special tea experience. Brisk notes of muscatel are surrounded by a menagerie of mildly sweet floral notes and nutty spice complexity that is actually hard to put a finger on. This would be a great time to insert profanity, as this review would really benefit the use of some colorful metaphors – haha. It tastes of life (to be as esoteric and nondescript as possible – sorry). The tea has a youthful astringency with a limestone finish that lasts for a ridiculous amount of time and draws upon very reclusive citrus notes.
This is EXACTLY what a world class Darjeeling 1st flush should taste like… absolutely brilliant. Lovely on its own, but I could really see this pairing well with some semi-sweet fruit preserves, goat cheese and just some good warm bread. Not at all inexpensive, but that’s Darjeeling for you. A 2nd and mild 3rd steep were possible, but the well defined beauty drifted a bit at each additional infusion. Get your hands on a sample or see if you can get your tea merchant to do a 15g or 25g bag. This tea is not to be missed.

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Boiling 2 min, 15 sec 2 g 4 OZ / 118 ML

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