“I really like Lochan Tea, and I dig the family behind it. Their Doke garden also puts out some quality stuff. I received this in a swap thanks to Tea Trade HQ. I was psyched to see that Castleton’s...” Read full tasting note
Lochan Teas have always been notable for flavorful teas at a reasonable price, but Castleton Moonlight is a strong 2nd flush Darjeeling. The unsteeped leaves have an intoxicating aroma; they’re larger than usual, with a mixture of brown and off-white buds. On taste, there’s a pleasing spiciness, full taste, and even some Muscatel notes on the very finish. The liquor is deep amber, and is equally nice by itself or with a biscuity snack. I would have preferred even more Muscatel clarity in the taste, but the richness is still satisfying. I love the balanced taste of Castleton teas, and this doesn’t disappoint.
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