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2.25 tsp for 500mL water @90C, steeped four minutes, drunk bare.

Dry leaf: brown, amber, tan, and green, with a few twigs. Some muscatel in the aroma.

Wet leaf: gorgeous big leaf pieces, astringent scent.

Liqour: light copper-amber in colour.

I’ve not had good Darjeeling for a long time. This fblend is robust for a first flush, bright and sparkly, a bit astringent — I expect I used too much leaf — and loaded with muscatel flavour notes. Just gorgeous.

Tea Campaign Canada is part of the German Teekampagne, and this company treats tea growers and harvesters well. Prices are low because this cmpany sells only Darjeeling and only in bulk — smallest packets are 250 grams. Certified as Darjeeling by the Tea Board of India. Certified organic.

Highly recommend.

gmathis

Darjeeling doesn’t get a lot of airplay at my house. Perhaps I should make amends!

Michelle Butler Hallett

Darjeelings make me swoon with joy, and it was my gateway to oolongs, to learning to pick out and start to appreciate all the nuances a tea
can have.

gmathis

Here’s to swoon-worthy teas!

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gmathis

Darjeeling doesn’t get a lot of airplay at my house. Perhaps I should make amends!

Michelle Butler Hallett

Darjeelings make me swoon with joy, and it was my gateway to oolongs, to learning to pick out and start to appreciate all the nuances a tea
can have.

gmathis

Here’s to swoon-worthy teas!

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