I had this tea today with a very good friend of mine, and I really liked it.
I’ve never had Darjeeling before so I asked the guy at the counter what I should have, and he said Autumnal Darjeeling was the best bet. It’s considered to be the champagne of teas, and he suggested that I have it without milk, so I did. Apparently Darjeeling tea is difficult to have with milk and makes it lose its taste? But I’m not sure on this, so feel free to experiment.
It has quite a coppery colour, and quite a soft, smokey taste. It is a beautiful, distinctive tea and has some definite notes. I like this tea, and now that I’ve had it I feel like I understand Darjeeling teas and what they taste like and how they might vary. I like that this tea is gathered from October through November, copper-coloured teas from copper-coloured leaves.
I’d have this tea again, but I’d like to experiment with Darjeeling blends more before I try this tea again.