Saturday, February 2, 2013

Adagio Teas Ooooh Darjeeling

Photo: Adagio Teas
Country of Origin: India
Leaf Appearance: dark brown, very twisted and curly with some downy buds
Ingredients: oolong tea
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic infuser mug
Liquor: deep amber

I've been ogling this tea on Adagio's site for some time and when I saw it finally become available, I just had to grab some. It is an oolong tea that was grown in the Darjeeling region of India. The dry leaves were very unusual. They were twisted and curly with lots of downy buds mixed in. They were quite large in size as well. The taste was an interesting mix of both oolong and Darjeeling. It was earthy and sweet with fruity notes of apricot along with a subtle muscat taste that I would expect from a typical Darjeeling. The leaves were also a lot of fun to play with after steeping. I found the most perfect little bud set and I just had to Instagram it. It is strange how little known India is for oolong tea because I have had some really excellent ones, especially from Darjeeling.

You can find out more about this tea here.