|"Doke Black Fusion gets its name from the unique joining of Assam tea stock grown in a Darjeeling climate. This is a complex tea. It is probably smarter than I am, yet comforting in an edgy way."|
How exciting to receive samples of Lochan Tea’s 2015 products. Although Lochan also serves as a wholesale of other fine Indian teas, I follow the development of the handmade teas from their own organic gardens in Bihar with great interest.
Doke Black Fusion gets its name from the unique joining of Assam tea stock grown in a Darjeeling climate.
Dry leaves: medium sized in general with variation, wiry, tightly hand rolled, very dark in color. Rich complex earthy smell.
Infusion: Mild tannin aroma in addition to earthy, musky smell first noticed in dry leaves. Leaves do not unfold with first infusion due to tight rolling. Second infusion leaves unfurl but my experience is less complex aroma and taste.
Liquor: Amber color. Sweet aroma, some traces of rose, reminds me of a dark oolong. Sweet taste mixed with buttery, slightly bitter and malty, mild astringency. Tastes notes bounce around the mouth in lively fashion – hitting back, mid, and front of tongue before settling contentedly at back of the mouth.
This is a complex tea. It is probably smarter than I am, yet comforting in an edgy way.
— To purchase Lochan Tea Doke Black Fusion – 2nd flush 2015, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.
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