Darjeeling 1st flush Avongrove

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Apple, Astringent, Berry, Bitter, Caramel, Drying, Floral, Fruit Tree Flowers, Green Beans, Licorice, Mint, Muscatel, Nutty, Vegetables, Vegetal, Wood
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 30 sec 4 g 5 oz / 150 ml

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  • “This year I am trying to drink down a lot of my stash, but I still decided to get a few fresh teas, this being one of them. On the whole, it is a multi-faceted tea displaying a great deal of...” Read full tasting note
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From Camellia Sinensis

From the renowned Euphoria section, exclusively reserved for the AV2 cultivar, the Avongrove garden presents a batch of black tea. This first plucking of the year, explosively aromatic, has led to the regional reputation as: the champagne of black teas.

The fine leaves rich with buds give a sweet liquor with the lightness of a white tea. Lacking none of the typical First Flush vigour this thirst-quenching tea delicately fills the mouth with subtle notes of wild flowers and sweet spices (aniseed, cloves) to finish on a mildly saline minerality.

To be savoured at any time of the day.

Cultivar: AV2
Producer: M. Nundy
Altitude: 1850m
Date of harvest: March 29, 2021

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This year I am trying to drink down a lot of my stash, but I still decided to get a few fresh teas, this being one of them. On the whole, it is a multi-faceted tea displaying a great deal of tension. It is warming and cooling at the same time, both sweet and savoury, smooth and astringent, fruity and vegetal, flowery and woody, etc. Such tea can get quite imbalanced which this one suffers from a bit, but not to a substantial extent.

The dry leaf aroma is nutty and floral. Once wet, I get multitude of scents, vegetal ones like spring onion and cabbage, fruit tree flowers, licorice mint, as well as hints of muscatel, cotton candy, gooseberry and incense.

Taste is floral and bitter with a caramel finish. There are notes of thistles, curry leaves, green beans, wood, eggs and others. Depending on the brewing parameters, the mouthfeel ranges from misty to creamy and there is a noticeable drying sensation in the throat. Aftertaste is quite pungent with a persistent vegetal bitterness akin to apple leaves. It marks probably the most imbalanced aspect of the whole experience.

Flavors: Apple, Astringent, Berry, Bitter, Caramel, Drying, Floral, Fruit Tree Flowers, Green Beans, Licorice, Mint, Muscatel, Nutty, Vegetables, Vegetal, Wood

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 30 sec 4 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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