Darjeeling Selimbong

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195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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This fine Limited Edition Darjeeling Second Flush FTGFOP1 is from Selimbong estate. Second flush refers to the famed Darjeeling Summer Teas. It is a very fragrant tea with delicate floral and dried fruit notes. Preparation: Add one heaping teaspoon per 6 ounces of water. Boil water and let cool for 3-4 minutes (190F). Pour over leaves. Steep 3 minutes, remove leaves and enjoy.

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This was my breakfast tea this morning. Today is a beautiful Spring day and warm again’ Temperature is going up to 61 degrees with NO SNOW not even a hint that it came by yesterday! What a trickster the weather can be at 5000 ft.
I’ve never had a Darjeeling, just read discriptions. I know millions have this tea regularly for breakfast or midday tea with milk and sometimes sugar.
I don’t turn on my computer until later in the morning…but I take my Kindle Fire with me to the couch so I can check Steepster…and my cloth covered tea tray with glass pot covered with a paisley tea cozy from April Cornell (I like that they are reversable and $14 when they go on sale). I stay in my Big Brown Hooded Zippered Robe that makes me look like an old craggy monk… because I’m Retired! After 4 minutes steeping the liquid pour has become dark like coffee which is what I want! No insipid weak morning tea for Bonnie. Not bothering to drink this straight up I put a bit of cream into the tea and took a sip…toasty and lightly malty ending with a clip of tannin at the tip of my tongue to pop the flavor. Reminds me of Rome in the morning and me having a creamy perfect cappuccino. Bold, rich and beautiful in taste and color. I added a little sweetening and caught a lightening bolt of cream brulee with the maltiness. Very nice cuppa and not a thin tea but one that coats the mouth with richness. Perfect for breakfast. I finished the whole pot wanting more!


I <3 Darjeelings!!!


Me too dar-j-ling!


LOL it goes really well with honey. Honey and Dar-j-ling! :P



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I’m not usually one for Darjeeling. I’ve tried five, this being one of them. This one is the finest one I’ve had. The taste is best described as fruity. The website describes it as apricot: I find it tastes like mulberries. The tea itself is quite fragrant, and extremely enjoyable. After being steeped, the tea itself smells wonderful, and has a really nice golden look.

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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