Nudo Darjeeling Second Flush – Nurbong Estate 2012

Country of Origin: India
Leaf Appearance: small, dark
Ingredients: black tea
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: bone china teacup and mesh infuser
Liquor: bright reddish brown

Second Flushes really seem to be my sweet spot when it comes to Darjeeling so I was looking forward to try this one. Having already reviewed and enjoyed the Autumn Flush and First Flush from this same estate, I had a pretty good idea of what to expect. This would ordinarily be Nudo’s fall delivery if you had purchased the subscription service. I think the flavors of a second flush match perfectly with that time of year. The faint muscatel that I had noticed in the previous flushes was much more pronounced. Although I still wouldn’t add milk or sugar, it was bolder and fuller bodied as well. There was an underlying sweetness as well as subtle nutty notes. It was a rather cold and snowy day when I wrote this review and this tea really hit the spot, especially when paired with a lazy brunch of bacon and eggs 🙂

Sample provided by Nudo Darjeeling.
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