Thurbo Winter Wonder Darjeeling Autumn Flush FTGFOP1

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Darjeeling Tea
Flavors
Nutty
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Caffeine
High
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Average preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 g 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “I’ve gotta be honest, this reminded me of a Chinese Wuyi oolong. A smooth nutty taste with a mild kick. I would drink this again for sure, but it is not at all what I expected from a Darjeeling.” Read full tasting note
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  • “This was really smooth, and really didn’t remind me of most blacks I drink. It was light in color, and had no bitterness at all. I think it would be great for a person who finds a lot of black tea...” Read full tasting note
    70
  • “I had no idea what to expect from this Thurbo Winter Wonder Autumn Flush Darjeeling from Golden Tips, because the leaves look very different from most darjeelings. The color is mainly a sort of...” Read full tasting note
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From Golden Tips

A rare and outstanding pre-wintery offering from the highly reputed Thurbo Tea estate and most certainly the best end-season autumn black tea from Darjeeling. The leaves boast of a combination of greenish-brown leaves with a few silver tips. The infusion is coppery and light green with a good sharp nose. The light golden liquor brings in a fresh flavor and aroma of late autumnal blossoms that overwhelm your taste buds.

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I’ve gotta be honest, this reminded me of a Chinese Wuyi oolong. A smooth nutty taste with a mild kick. I would drink this again for sure, but it is not at all what I expected from a Darjeeling.

Flavors: Nutty

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 g 6 OZ / 177 ML

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This was really smooth, and really didn’t remind me of most blacks I drink. It was light in color, and had no bitterness at all. I think it would be great for a person who finds a lot of black tea to be too bold, though it didn’t quite have enough flavor for me to want to purchase.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I had no idea what to expect from this Thurbo Winter Wonder Autumn Flush Darjeeling from Golden Tips, because the leaves look very different from most darjeelings. The color is mainly a sort of sienna brown, with some shades of brownish green dispersed as well, and the shapes are quite variegated, with many open, torn leaves, and fewer compactly twisted longer pieces.

I was a bit surprised, because I’ve been enjoying Margaret’s Hope Autumn Flush (see my mini blog for more on that: http://steepster.com/teas/norbu/47145-margarets-hope-darjeeling-autumn-flush-2012-ftgfop1), but the leaf form is completely different.

I used exactly the same brewing parameters: 3 grams; 10 ounces; 3 minutes at 81C, and to my surprise the liquor turned out bright yellowish orange—much brighter than most amber-colored darjeelings.

The good news is that the cup was delicious! The flavor is definitely different—less nutty than the Margaret’s Hope, but very smooth and enjoyable. Clearly I am a fan of autumn flush, though until recently that was unbeknownst to me. I suspect that many blends include some autumn flush mixed in, but I can now aver ex cathedra that there is nothing third-class about Third Flush Darjeeling! (Well at least not Thurbo or Margaret’s Hope.)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 10 OZ / 295 ML
Cheri

I really need to get into my Golden Tips teas. I haven’t had a chance.

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