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The description implies that this is somewhat similar to Darjeeling – the implication isn’t wrong, but the wording is quite an exaggeration: “treten in Konkurrenz mit den Größen Darjeelings”(=rivals the Greats of Darjeeling) – um, no. It’s a nice tea and has a vaguely Darjeeling-like flavor, but it can’t really be compared to the complexity offered by some of the garden teas from Darjeeling.
TeaGschwender has two types of Midsummer teas. They were out of the other one (which seems to be more strictly floral).
I am glad they have this one! It’s a light brew (it’s black and green tea blend). To me, it’s the tea you always hope you get at a brunch or breakfast spot that has iced black currant tea on the menu. There isn’t black currants in the tea, but it’s still has that tart berry presence ( from the cranberries in the blend).
It’s very refreshing, lush, and doesn’t have anything artificial tasting about it, which is a huge perk. I hate having fruity teas were it tastes like oily chemicals are the dominant flavor. Also, this tea has a nice floral note. (I always loved teas with cornflower, not only for the color, but cornflower are suppose to have health benefits)
Flavors: Black Currant, Cranberry, Floral, Summer, Sweet
When I went to the TeaGschwender shop in Chicago, I saw this as one of seasonal specials. It was newly released. It’s a fabulous brew!!!! They have the herbs in the mix in just the right amount. Nothing overpowers the other one.
I will be buying much of this one next.
I am assuming this will make for an excellent digestive system tea due to the herb mix. I feel good drinking it.
Flavors: Fennel, Flowers, Herbaceous, Lavender, Summer, Sweet
This is a medium strong strength of black tea. It’s just a tad backed off from being brisk. It’s been my morning and mid morning tea off and on lately since I bought it. It has an awesome lingering taste. Once it cools, it really starts to get depth in flavor. I haven’t tried it iced, but I have a feeling this would be excellent iced.
I usually buy Ceylon tea in bulk at my local Middle Eastern tea, and adore it for making chai. I really love Golden Moon’s Sinharaja, and this tea is like it but still different. This tea is just a tad lighter. I wonder if the higher altitude has this effect on the tea, almost giving it just a kiss of Darjeeling mile high honey.
I am drinking this while I am rating it, and kept bumping up the rating!
Flavors: Burnt Sugar, Honey, Nectar, Peach