Castleton Estate 1st Flush Darjeeling DJ-17

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Boiling 2 min, 45 sec

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  • “One of my tea traditions includes always buying one Darjeeling first flush from Upton's every year. This year I tried the Sungma, but I also got a sample of this Castleton Estate. It's hard to...” Read full tasting note
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    tiffanypicard 15 tasting notes
  • “Light amber color. Medium viscosity. Very smooth going down. Good mouthfeel. Not too much acidity or tanins. Excellent afternoon tea. Think you'd want to go with something darker for a wake-me-up...” Read full tasting note
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From Upton Tea Imports

One of the better teas of the 2010 season. The golden-copper colored cup has gentle hints of pineapple that complement the floral notes. A well balanced first flush Darjeeling that yields layers of flavor nuances with every sip. FTGFOP1 CH

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One of my tea traditions includes always buying one Darjeeling first flush from Upton’s every year. This year I tried the Sungma, but I also got a sample of this Castleton Estate.

It’s hard to make a choice to buy a tea when the description is only 1-2 sentences long, and there are 10+ first flushes to choose from! I wonder how other people make their choices. For me, I usually look at price (not too cheap, not too expensive), leaf size, and keywords like “fruity” or “sweet” :)

I love the smell of a fresh Darjeelings. That unique biscuity smell is worth the ticket price alone! And this tea is both fruity and sweet. I would’t say “pineapple” like the description indicates, but it has a nice sweet/savory balance, like plum or peach cobbler, or shortbread cookies with plum jam. Yum!

Well, I can proceed with the month of May, now that I’ve had a taste of first-flush DJ. This is a tea tradition I’d highly recommend!

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Light amber color. Medium viscosity. Very smooth going down. Good mouthfeel. Not too much acidity or tanins. Excellent afternoon tea. Think you’d want to go with something darker for a wake-me-up morning drink.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 45 sec

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