I was in the mood for something I haven’t had in awhile this morning. I thought this one would be a good candidate, as I now have some rock sugar in my possession. I very much enjoy this one “with a little sugar, like the Germans!”
Mmmm. Delightfully fruity. I can’t believe what a dramatic difference that sugar makes. It smooths out that “a little too astringent” quality and adds to the fruitiness. Ahhh, that signature muscatel flavor is just the little twist I needed to give my tastebuds something new to think about :) The color of this tea is also so beautiful. I wish I was drinking it in a pretty white china cup!
(an aside: does anyone else not like drinking hot items like coffee and tea in glass? I don’t like it at all! I think I inherited this dislike from my grandmother! I like ceramic and china. This would look so pretty in a glass cup but I can’t stand drinking from glass! Oh I’m so peculiar!)
I would love to start a little tradition where I get some of this exquisite first flush each late Spring after it is released :)
Also, I found this Wikipedia article very informative about Darjeelings: