A really nice surprise. I’m used to earls with a bold black tea base, either ceylon or assam do the trick but this darjeeling is really not malty or bold, it’s light with a small hint of floral. It reminded me of the Oolong Earl Grey by Red Leaf Tea. In my humble opinion it shouldn’t be considered a black tea. The liquor is light ambar, the scent is floral & fresh & the bergamot is strong, but not over empowering. After brewing the bergamot looses it’s strong scent but I guess it’s because the flavor blends right in with the darjeeling & lingers beautifully after every sip.
I’ve tried a 2nd infusion & unlike most of the teas I have, this one holds the flavor pretty well. I think I’m in love