Clonal Premium Darjeeling Black Tea Second Flush

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Teas, Darjeeling Tea
Flavors
Apricot, Muscatel, Nutty, Sweet
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by teepland
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 9 g 20 oz / 591 ml

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  • “Overall, OK. There are some nice sweet notes of caramel and toasted marshmallow, but there is a fairly prevalent bitter nuttiness that is not particularly pleasant. Again, I brewed this gong fu...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is one that has been on my shelf for about 6-9 months and I had forgotten about it. I first had it as a sample and liked it so much that I ordered a larger quantity. It arrived, and I...” Read full tasting note
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An excellent house blend of fresh summer teas by our master tasters. Manufactured from teas selectively grown with premium clonal bushes, this blend offers delicious notes of muscatel, caramel, sweet vanilla and blackberries with a full body and sweet lingering finish

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167 tasting notes

Overall, OK. There are some nice sweet notes of caramel and toasted marshmallow, but there is a fairly prevalent bitter nuttiness that is not particularly pleasant. Again, I brewed this gong fu style and did nothing in terms of milk or sugar. The bitterness would probably be welcome if you brew Western style and add something to it.

I did my best to adjust my leaf ratio, temps, and steep times, but I think what I have here is simply a good tea for Western brewing. Milk would cut down the bitterness and accentuate the nutty and sweet notes.

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Dry leaf: grape leaf, sassafras, red currant, some nuttiness, hints of caramel. In preheated vessel: nuttiness and caramel more prevalent, tart fruitiness.

Smell: green nut, caramel, some red fruit, toasted marshmallow

Taste: green/bitter nut, black pepper, toasted marshmallow, finish of caramel, aftertaste of caramel and some red fruit

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This is one that has been on my shelf for about 6-9 months and I had forgotten about it. I first had it as a sample and liked it so much that I ordered a larger quantity. It arrived, and I promptly forgot about it as I wasn’t in the mood for a second flush for a number of weeks. I found it again this week and I am glad I did! It has a smooth mouthfeel with pleasant sweet flavors of Muscat grapes and apricots. It’s a great afternoon tea—light and fruity. Slight nutty flavor as well.

Flavors: Apricot, Muscatel, Nutty, Sweet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 9 g 20 OZ / 591 ML

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