Okay, today i think I finally understand what I was being told about the “front of the mouth” flavor. It’s not so much the vast difference in the kind of taste, but the location of taste. Yes, that what the phrase should have indicated to me, but I can be daft. So this tea is not my favorite of the two. It is very picky with brewing time and temp. It also sees to need to be drunk with a small range of time after cooling in the cup for a bit.

So those might seem like detractors, but the tea is very very nice! The flavor is hard to describe due to my poor palate. That being said it reminds me of spring, in the same way that Japanese green teas remind me of hot summer. The flavor is crisp like a fresh ripe granny smith apple, tart too. It has nearly no lingering taste or texture, and the bright almost fluorescent green color of the leaf in the liquor is very attractive. I think in the future if I have to choose between several varieties of Darjeeling I might not choose this one, although it is wonderful. I got exactly what I wanted out of this one, and if you prefer front of the mouth flavor, I recommend it.

185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

People who liked this

Login or sign up to leave a comment.



Not as active here as I once was.

My ratings
less than 10 – Undrinkable
10 – Horrible quality, surprisingly wretched!
20 – Poor quality, an experience to avoid
30 – Poor quality, can fake a smile while drinking
40 – Lesser quality, I wouldn’t pay for it
50 – Lesser quality, will do in a pinch
60 – Decent quality, nothing special
70 – Good quality, to my liking, a good staple
80 – Good quality, an enjoyable tea to savor
90 – Superior quality, a truly special tea to study
100 – Heavenly quality,


Western Ma, USA

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer