Review: Thunderbolt Tea Arya FTGFOP1 ’08 First Flush

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Its OK"The taste was crisp and light, with a little bitterness. It was not a very complex flavor. "
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thunder.jpgThunderbolt, as I have said before, specializes in Darjeelings so my expectations go up when I try one of their teas. This one was good, but not great. I'm sure a Darjeeling purist would be pleased with it, but it was not to my taste. The dry leaves smelled sweet and light, but when I brewed the tea the aroma reminded me of cooked greens, with buttery notes (maybe I've lived in the south too long.) It had a light color and nice whole leaves. The taste was crisp and light, with a little bitterness. It was not a very complex flavor. It did have a nice, full mouthfeel. I know you don't normally add milk or sugar to a first flush Darjeeling, but I really wanted to give this tea a chance to impress me. It was definitely better without the additives. I am still looking for a first flush Darjeeling that I really love.

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