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Kalej Valley Estate FTGFOP1 First Flush (DJ-37) TDA9

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Black Tea
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190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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From Upton Tea Imports

The dry leaves of this selection have a green to olive hue, and yield a lovely cup with a characteristic first flush flavor profile. The liquor has delightful flowery hints and a soft, buttery feel on the tongue.

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The dry leaves of this tea are nicely green, showing low oxidation. They’re quite heavily broken considering the supposed “FTGFOP1” rating. They smell quite good – plenty of floral notes.

They produce a golden liquor right in between what I’d expect of green and black. The color is probably comparable to a medium oolong.

The flavor is ultimately somewhat disappointing. There is little body, and there are not adequate floral notes to compensate for this issue. The aromatics in general are quite muted and unimpressive. On the plus side, there are no defective tastes, but if someone were to serve me this tea and tell me that it’s a decaf, I would believe that person. Keep in mind this is somewhat old 2012 crop Darjeeling, so it is probably slightly stale.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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