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TD14: Arya Estate SFTGFOP1 First Flush (DJ-3)

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Edit tea info Last updated by Oolonga
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195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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  • “Weird stuff, really. After the first few sips I felt compelled to go the Upton Tea web-site to check if this tea was flavored with mint. I had a strong impression I was drinking a Darjeeling...” Read full tasting note
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This was one of the few mid-priced 2010 first flush Darjeeling teas that we found appealing. The cup is well balanced, with a mildly minty character and an interesting green pepper nuance. The lingering finish is sweet and well balanced.

Origin: India – Darjeeling

$18.80/100g

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Weird stuff, really. After the first few sips I felt compelled to go the Upton Tea web-site to check if this tea was flavored with mint. I had a strong impression I was drinking a Darjeeling equivalent of Moroccan mint, only lighter tasting. So off I went and there was no mint in there. But the description said “mildly minty character and an interesting green pepper nuance”. Mildly? Really? I think it’s far from mild, it leaves a lingering menthol-fresh aftertaste that makes my mouth tingle for minutes and I am not exaggerating here. I’ve no idea how green pepper should taste like but there is some definite spiciness to the taste as well. And to top this off the brew has a sweet edge to it.

I wouldn’t say it is a bad tea and I appreciate the uniqueness of it but it kinda contains a mix of flavors that should not be mixed together. It feels like a mouthwash, I mean it. Thus a lower rating.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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