Interesting. This doesn’t SMELL like a Darjeeling.
It already intrigues me!
A solid black tea aroma with fruity and floral suggestions! I’m still interested!
The ‘brews’ dark brown with a orange-red hue!
It doesn’t taste like the stereotypical Darjeeling, either. It’s bolder and darker than the other Darjeelings I have tried…it doesn’t have that crispy-airiness or sweet-wood to it. This is more outspoken and malty, even. There are amazing wine-like comparisons I am picking up, too! It must be the grape-esque notes the product description mentions. I REALLY like that about this tea! In the aftertaste I can taste the ‘mentions’ of florally goodness! My favorites parts, tho, are the medium-strong-body with fruity/wine-like natural flavors.
The more I drink this – the more I am shocked and amazed by it. How very different it is from ANY OTHER DARJEELING I have EVER tried! For THAT…I score it HIGH and savor the moments with this tea.