I think I preferred the Peet’s Darjeeling. This one is not bad, but it seems to lack some flavor in part of the profile.
Second Flush Darjeeling (Selimbong)
A lighter, fine flavour with intensity, with a delicate muscatel & honey character, sourced from the Selimbong (or ‘Silbung’ locally) Gardens.
This tea is plucked slightly later in the season and the dried leaf has a very different look.
It is slightly darker and very much more mature, offering a very different flavour.
When brewed, you’ll see that the Second Flush Darjeeling really comes alive in the bowl. It has a much deeper, darker, more coppery colour and a darker more coppery leaf.
Instantly you’ll get that perfume-y muscatel smell coming from the tea and when tasting it you’ll see it is much more full on. The peachiness you get from this Darjeeling gives away to a slightly nutty flavour.
Some people may choose to have this with a splash of milk, although that’s not really for us.