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    Udyan Tea Rohini Jethi Kupi Black Tea

    Country of Origin: India Leaf Appearance: dark green and brown with silver tipps Ingredients: black tea Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 175 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and stainless steel infuser Liquor: amber I am very much a second flush (or Autumn, or Monsoon…) Darjeeling person. It’s not that I dislike first flush but the ones that I’ve tried tend to be a bit too green for me. This one from +Udyan Tea was a bit more oxidized so it was right up my alley. The leaves were quite beautiful, both before and after brewing. Floral and malty notes danced around a robust vegetal background. There was a pleasant crispness without being overly astringent.…


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    Udyan Tea Gopaldhara Spring Special Black Tea 2015

    Country of Origin: India Leaf Appearance: small, somewhat broken Ingredients: black tea Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 195 degrees Preparation Method: Teavana Perfect Tea Maker Liquor: gold I’m generally a 2nd flush kind of gal but sometimes the odd mood does strike for a 1st flush. This one was crisp with floral notes over a mellow vegetal background. There was some natural sweetness but it was a bit too astringent for my liking. Some tea drinkers prefer their tea this way so please don’t take my perspective as a harsh judgement. The wonderful thing about tea is that there is something out there for everyone. My sample did have a lot more broken…

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    Udyan Tea Rohini AV2 Exotic Black

    Country of Origin: India Leaf Appearance: varied shades of green and brown with silver tips Ingredients: black tea Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 195 degrees Preparation Method: Teavana Perfect Tea Maker Liquor: bright gold First flush Darjeeling teas are always an interesting dichotomy. They often don’t look like or taste like a black tea at all. As soon as I opened the sample packet I was immediately struck by how pretty the leaves were. They were incredibly fluffy with a ton of fuzzy buds. Some teas I casually photograph as I go but my first thought was, “I’ve got to Instagram this!”. The taste was mellow with sweet floral notes and very…