Country of Origin: India
Leaf Appearance: large, varied greens and browns
Ingredients: black tea
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: Teavana Perfect Tea Maker
The first thing that I noticed when brewing this tea was how pretty the leaves looked as they danced in the water. They were large and mostly whole, especially for a Darjeeling, with lots of visible buds. The amber liquor was equally beautiful. Although it was full-bodied this tea was surprisingly smooth. There were sweet fruity and floral notes along with a peachy undertone. My second infusion was just as enjoyable as the first. There was no bitterness to speak of in either cup. I would strongly recommend against using milk or sweetener. This tea is not quite bold enough to take them without losing its nuances. Darjeeling is often called the Champagne of teas and for some reason, I’m tempted to combine the two. A tea cocktail recipe in the making? I’ll be sure to post here if anything comes out of it. Golden Tips Tea Co Pvt Ltd are one of my go tos companies for Darjeeling because of the quality and very reasonable prices. At the time of writing this blog post, this tea is 25% off, making it an even better deal.
Thurbo Moonlight 2nd Flush Darjeeling 2014 sample provided by Golden Tips Tea.