After drinking Blue Mountain Twirl today, I thought I’d try out some other Glendale Estate teas, in hope of finding a similar flavour profile.
While Blue Mountain Twirl is a green, this is a black, from the Glendale Twirl Plantation. The flavours of these two teas are very different. While BMT is sweet, malty and very grapey, this has strong mineral, vegetal (chard or kale?) and muscatel notes. Much less sweetness, which mainly shows up on the finish, instead of in the whole sip. This is mildly astringent.
I notice similarities to both a Darjeeling and Da Hong Pao. It gets even tastier as it cools.
An enjoyable cup, but not as interesting or delicious as BMT.
Flavors: Astringent, Kale, Mineral, Muscatel, Vegetal