I had this tea at a local cafe this morning on the top of Nob Hill. I wasn’t really expecting much, but I was pleasantly surprised by this one. The tea was served in a 16 oz. pint glass and I had one tea pouch.
This is a light bodied tea with an organish-brown color and a delicate aroma. The tea was extremely fruity with notes of peach and a big, juicy muscatel finish. It was devoid of astringency and was a bit on the sweeter side. I did steep the same bag again and the second step was nice but definitely not as flavorful as steep #1. I’m surprised to see the bad reviews of this since I thought it was quite nice and I’ve been drinking a lot of darjeelings these past few months.
There isn’t any information on their website about what flush it is. I was able to see some darker leaves in addition to a few olive ones. My guess is it’s a blend of second and first flush teas. The note here on Steepster says it’s from the Mim estate, which I’ve never even heard of.
I’m already swimming in darjeeling but I might be tempted to pick up some of the tea pouches, especially for travel.