This tea was an all-around pleasure to drink.
The dried leaves were whole, mostly golden tips, and rolled well.
I steeped 4 grams of tea in 12 ounces of near-boiling water for 4 minutes.
The color of the liquor was like a wheat pilsner—very light, pale yellow.
The aroma was floral, but undefined further than that. The floral aroma translated also into the flavor, along with hay and a slight muscatel flavor.
Overall, it is an excellent 1st flush Darjeeling—one that I’d like to keep in stock on my shelves for days when I am in the mood for a 1st flush. Given the nature of the tea, though, I don’t think it would have a long shelf life. Plus, the price is a bit high for me to make this a regular brew.
NOTE: My tea had a date of picking of 08 April 2017
Flavors: Floral, Hay, Muscatel