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This is an unusual FF Darjeeling in the sense that it doesn’t have a very distinctive aroma. However, it makes up for that with a very nice texture. The taste is strong and delightful, but again not very complex.

Today I prepared it gong fu style with 2.5g in a small gaiwan. The dry leaves smell of citrus, custard, and chicken meat, while the wet leaves have a floral, woody aroma with a thistles like character. Taste is a mix of citrusy, grassy, bitter, and umami flavours. There is very little astringency. It has quite a herbaceous aftertaste. Liquor has an extremely smooth, oily, and mouth-watering mouthfeel, which is the highlight of the session for me.

Flavors: Bitter, Citrus, Custard, Grass, Meat, Smooth, Thick, Umami

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 3 g 2 OZ / 50 ML
Leafhopper

Hmm, a tea that smells like chicken. At least it didn’t taste like it. :)

Kittenna

I had the same thought…

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Leafhopper

Hmm, a tea that smells like chicken. At least it didn’t taste like it. :)

Kittenna

I had the same thought…

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Currently, I am a PhD student at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Ontario. Apart from teas and mathematics, I enjoy sports and traveling, as well as music of all kinds.

I have been a fan of green tea for a while and only recently (in 2017) started exploring other kinds of tea in greater depth. I rarely drink blends or white tea and avoid artificially scented teas. Other than that I try to keep it varied. The one thing that I am currently missing in my collection are teas from India, in particular some Darjeelings.

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