Thank you IndigoBloom for this exotic Sample!
Early this morning the lightning and thunder (the flash first) woke me up. Crash, flash and I was unplugging the appliances not hooked into circuit breakers (we didn’t have ground lightening in San Jose, CA.) then I went back to bed and woke again to gentle rain. This is my favorite type of weather for tasting puerh or malty tea’s. So comforting don’t you agree?
Indie-Bloom (I think I’ll write a Bollywood Movie for her to star in…she’s cute and young)…sent me this Nepalese tea that is a bordering Darjeeling growing territory. What would that mean for the tea flavor I wondered?
Curious like a feline, I set my timer for a 4 minute steep and waited…anticipating an interessting 24oz pot of tea! “Brrring” the timer rang ready.
The aroma (not a scent…it was much too manly for that) was very malty indeed which was sensually exiting. I do so love the malty tea’s as I’ve said over and over before.
I gulped the first taste…like I was drinking a cold beer on a hot day. (Amazing I didn’t burn my mouth). The flavor was just as malty as I wanted it to be, salty with a big rich muscat finish. There was so little astringency that it took several sips before I noticed any at all. The tea is naturally sweet from the maltiness like good honey wheat bread and still I added a bit of morning sugar and cream because I’m a spoiled woman. I like my tea my way especially in the morning.
This is darjeeling…and not. A malty black tea, and not. It appears to be both married with muscat wine sans any smoke or heavy astringency. I would like to see others review this tea and give an opinion. I think it is unique and different enough to pay some attention to.
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