Darjeeling Singell Dj-5 'Heritage' organic & fair trade. 1st Flush

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Black Tea
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Flavors
Floral, Green, Herbaceous, Sap, Smooth, Thyme
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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 15 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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  • “Absolutely loving this tea. I’ve brewed it on a few occasions now and I can definitely see why people call Darjeeling the “champagne of teas”. This totally reminds me of champagne! It’s so light,...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Back in 2015 when I was just getting into tea, I picked up 100 g of a Singell first flush Darjeeling from what was then Golden Tips Tea and was blown away. I’ve been plotting to get my hands on...” Read full tasting note
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From the old ‘Heritage’ Section(150 years old this year)of this classic garden. A neat even leaf infuses to reveal uniform infusion and a cup of such pure, crisp clarity and impressive balance with full flavour, floral notes and vivacity that puts this tea among the top Darjeelings of the Year. The Darjeeling First Flush teas take around 3 months to ‘mellow’. During this very exciting early, fresh and green stage try infusing at 90 degrees to bring out the bouquet.

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Absolutely loving this tea. I’ve brewed it on a few occasions now and I can definitely see why people call Darjeeling the “champagne of teas”. This totally reminds me of champagne!

It’s so light, delicate, muscatel, and the other fruit/floral notes combine well. Everything here is in harmony, I couldn’t ask this tea to preform any better. Savoured each sip until the last drop.

Very happy I had a chance to try this out. Of course their book (Tea: History, Terroirs, Varieties) hyped it up a bit so I was itching to get my hands on it. ;)

1 tsp, 250ml water, 1 steep

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Back in 2015 when I was just getting into tea, I picked up 100 g of a Singell first flush Darjeeling from what was then Golden Tips Tea and was blown away. I’ve been plotting to get my hands on another one ever since. Judging from the previous seven-year-old tasting note, Camellia Sinensis carries this regularly. I steeped about 1.5 teaspoons of leaf in a 355 ml mug at 200F for 3.5 and 5 minutes.

This is definitely a first flush tea. I get strong herbaceous notes (thyme?) backed by sap, minerals, and light florals. There’s no muscatel or other fruit. Although the range of flavours is small, this tea is exceptionally smooth and balanced and has little astringency. The second steep is almost as good as the first.

Though it didn’t live up to my transcendent experience with Singell in 2015, this is a very nice first flush Darjeeling, especially for those who like their teas on the greener side. Despite not being able to pinpoint all the flavours, I’ve had it four times in the past week or so, which is unusually consistent for a leafhopper like me. However, the Thurbo Darjeeling, with its muscatel flavours, is more my style, and I wish I’d bought more of it instead. I should just accept that I prefer later-invoice first flushes and second flush Darjeelings, in spite of the cachet of early-invoice FFs.

Flavors: Floral, Green, Herbaceous, Sap, Smooth, Thyme

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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