Mission Hill (Spring) Darjeeling Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea Leaves
Flavors
Almond, Clay, Muscatel, Butter, Peppercorn
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Mike
Average preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 16 oz / 473 ml

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  • “A very nice Darjeeling, without any at all of the astringency common to black teas from other regions. This actually reminds me more of an oolong than a black tea, except that it does have a...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This tea has quite a bit of astringency for a light tea. I did not particularly like it at first, but it started to grow on me as I sipped it more. I have to admit, I have stayed away from...” Read full tasting note
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A classic first flush that is smooth and light in the cup and boasts of a very slight astringency.
This first flush tea from Mission Hill has all the hallmarks of a classic first flush and more. Not only does it create a lovely length in the mouth, its slightly astringency leaves a desirable after taste in the mouth that lasts for long. A great first flush (spring) tea from Darjeeling to be enjoyed at all times

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A very nice Darjeeling, without any at all of the astringency common to black teas from other regions. This actually reminds me more of an oolong than a black tea, except that it does have a noticeable element of muscatel. The taste is primarily nutty (almond more than peanut), but rich and complicated while still being fairly mild.

The steeped tea is an orangish brown. It has a very mild scent, nutty with fresh wood.

A really excellent tea.

Flavors: Almond, Clay, Muscatel

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This tea has quite a bit of astringency for a light tea. I did not particularly like it at first, but it started to grow on me as I sipped it more. I have to admit, I have stayed away from Darjeelings for a while, but I think I will have to bring them back. Does Darjeeling mix well with Assam or Ceylon? I wonder if strength and maltiness would make a good product or just create a mess and wreck the complexity of a Darjeeling tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Teatotaler

I do know that Darjeeling adds an amazing sparkle to Keemun! I do a blend of 2 parts Keemun and 1 part Darjeeling. Positively incredible! I understand that this type of blend had some popularity among the nobility in Edwardian England and Imperial Russia.

Mike

Wow, that sounds amazing! I’ve been drinking Keemun like crazy these days, and I would have to say it’s currently my favorite kind of tea. I have a lot of Darjeeling around, I’ll definitely give it a try. Thanks for the recommendation!

Teatotaler

Happy to help, Mike! Enjoy! :)

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