Goomtee Estate First Flush Darjeeling (Spring 2012)

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First Flush is one of the most anticipated harvests every year. The first, small leaves are picked by hand in early spring. This extremely limited batch is from the Goomtee Estate, which has been in operation since 1899. The wintergreen and savory aroma of the leaves leads to a light-bodied cup with walnut and white floral notes.

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I’m almost out of this tea (very sad), but I’m excitedly looking forward to the Spring 2013 teas!

I don’t drink a lot of Darjeeling. This may be the only Darjeeling that I have had more than once. So, take this rating with an especially minuscule grain of salt. It has a savory aroma (as described) and a floral note that reminds me of roses after a cool spring rain. It is light bodied with a pleasant astringency. I think I finally understand what people are talking about when they speak of a “muscatel” note. When I smelled this tea, I was momentarily transported to a night this past summer when I opened a Martinelli Muscat Alexandria for some friends of mine.

This is a wonderful tea if you want something to drink many cups of or to go with food. (I brewed up a big pot of this at around 11AM to drink with my breakfast of curried lentils and rice.) I guess I should also note that this tea had a lot of broken pieces in it and really clogged up the narrow slots of my glass infuser.

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Kasumi no Chajin

If you want to try Della Terra’s Darjeeling, I can add some in our next swap.


Thanks! That would be great. I was going to message you today to let you know that I hadn’t forgotten about the samples you asked for, I’ve just been mostly busy with a hint of procrastination…

Kasumi no Chajin

cool. I’ll set some aside. no worries on timeframe!

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