Makaibari Estate II Flush FTGFOP

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Indian Black Tea
Flavors
Grapes, Muscatel, White Wine
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Caffeine
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Edit tea info Last updated by __Morgana__
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 17 oz / 500 ml

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  • “I’m OD-ing on tea a little here, but it’s because the kids are out of the house and I have nothing on the agenda until they get back. So I have a rare opportunity to play in my tea and write some...” Read full tasting note
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Beautiful honey color with muscat notes and lively astringency.

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1917 tasting notes

I’m OD-ing on tea a little here, but it’s because the kids are out of the house and I have nothing on the agenda until they get back. So I have a rare opportunity to play in my tea and write some notes uninterrupted.

I had the idea that this would be a good palate cleanser to transition out of some of the heavier stuff I’ve been drinking this morning, culminating in full blown chai. And also a nice transition from darker teas to lighter ones for this afternoon.

I had to remind myself that FTGFOP means Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe, or it’s joke interpretation — Far Too Good For Ordinary People. LOL

This is a never opened sample that I bought a while back. The leaves are indeed quite tippy, some of them rather silvery looking. They have an earthy smell before steeping.

Steeped, they produce a medium-light brown, clear liquor. But the smell — oh the smell! This has to be what they mean by muscatel, though I’ve never tasted muscatel to my knowledge or muscatel grapes for that matter. The aroma is so grapey, but has that pungent note that takes it up a note to winey. Pretty serious stuff.

The tea is fairly astringent, drying in the sip but smooth in the finish that leaves a fresh, leafy-ness in mouth. It grabs a little at the back of the throat, which is the only downside for me. I don’t really enjoy that sensation.

It’s medium-bodied to light-bodied, and I wonder whether it might benefit from slightly lower temperature, which I intend to try before the sample is done.

The flavor is fairly mild and has some white wine notes that give it a little tartness.

Except for the throat grab, very enjoyable.

Flavors: Grapes, Muscatel, White Wine

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML
Christina / BooksandTea

Far Too Good For Ordinary People! Oh my god, I need to swipe that. It’s good to see you back, by the way!

__Morgana__

Hey Christina! Be my guest on the Far Too Good, etc. as it isn’t original. I, in turn, swiped it from the internet. ;) Thanks for the welcome back. It’s great to see you and everyone again! (I’ve been wondering where TheTeaFairy and Anna are. Anyone know if they’re still around?)

Christina / BooksandTea

TeaFairy is active on Instagram, but I don’t see her on Steepster that much. Anna and I are in touch on Facebook, since we’re both part of a tea group on there.

__Morgana__

Cool! Please tell them I said hi!

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