Review: Jacksons of Piccadilly Darjeeling

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Thumbs up!"A slightly malty crisp black tea... reminiscent of a good oolong, this is bound to please even the most fanatical Darjeeling connoisseur."
Stephen’s Teaview: 7/10
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jacksons-piccadilly-darjeel.jpgThis is another Jacksons tea which has been - inexplicably - discontinued, along with their award-winning (well, I don't know that for sure, but I know I'd give it awards if it were up to me) Earl Grey blend. So right off the bat this review is bittersweet. By the time you read this, its doubtful you'll get a chance to ever taste it. Ah well.

As Darjeelings go, this one was quite good. There's a slight earthy/malty background taste that's reminiscent of a good oolong, coupled with a barely-perceptible peppery bite.

There are those who would say Darjeelings are the "champagne of tea." I don't know if I'd necessary go that far, but they do have a crisp, bold flavor thats not often seen in other blends. I'm hardly a die-hard fanatic for Darjeelings - and yes, there is such a thing as a Darjeeling fanatic - but on the whole I'd have to say this is a fine blend, bound to satisfy even the connoisseur.
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One Response to “Review: Jacksons of Piccadilly Darjeeling”

  1. Erica Says:

    I would like to recommend you try 2 other tea companies that I think are the best. Murchie’s Tea & Coffee, located in Vancouver, Canada, (10 out of 10)are delicious especially the English breakfast and Earl Grey. Yo can order on line & until recently the exchange rate was in our favor. The other tea company is Ahmad Teas of London (9 out of 10), Harder to find, but not impossible. I usually hoard my stash when I find it, substituting Bigelow Earl Grey (also not a bad cup of tea, 8 out of 10) for less special moments.

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