I’m not a huge fan of darjeeling tea but it’s growing on me. When I do drink it I gravitate towards the 2nd flush varieties as they are less “grassy” flavored. I decided to order this one based on the description. It’s described as a high elevation Himalayan foothills variety. I enjoy Nilgiri teas for their higher elevation growths contributing to a milder less astringent flavor. The description doesn’t say more specifically why it’s a “blend” other than maybe they mixed with darjeelings from several farms/estates. The brew from this has a medium muscatel flavoring that is mild and tasty, not astringent and quite nice. I think I steeped it longer than I wanted to but it still tastes very nice.
Himalayan 2nd Flush Darjeeling Blend Tea
A blend of second flush (summer harvest) Darjeeling tea grown at 5,000 feet in the mist-covered foothills of the Himalayan Mountain Range, Darjeeling Himalayan Blend 2nd Flush tea brews to a lovely golden cup color, with a light to medium bodied cup, nice aroma, and full flavor. Use one teaspoon per cup and steep 2-3 minutes in freshly boiled water.