I ordered a bunch of Darjeeling samples from Upton, and I couldn’t wait any longer to try some out. Since most Darjeelings I’ve tried before have been second flushes, I figured I’d start with this one.
In the bag the only way I could describe how this smells is fresh. It just smells really clean, but not like much else.
This blows all the rest of the Darjeelings I’ve had out of the water, wow. It is so sweet and fruity. As it cooled, I really started to get the pecan taste. I love it! I’ve been thinking how there’s really not pecan in tea, well, who needs it when this tastes just like it. The fruity taste seems somewhat orange-lemony.
Definitely will be getting more of this when I use up my lesser Darjeelings!
Decided to give it a second steep and it worked beautifully. There’s less pecan and more orange this time around but the flavor is still strong.