|"… a tea you must taste to believe.
The dry leaves, which have fuzz that I have only seen on white tea buds, are green, brown and golden strands with the delicate and faint scent of cocoa. The addition of water produces a slight vegetable aroma and golden liquor with a smell I cannot place and would not normally associate with tea.
The tea is incredibly full bodied and has one of the smoothest tastes I have experienced. The JING website identifies it as muscatel. There is a total absence of bitterness or astringency. I usually enjoy black teas with cream, but this nectar stuck me as being too good to defile. This is the first tea I prefer plain (although it was also fantastic with cream).
I steeped these leaves twice and got a perfect cup of tea both times. I enjoyed the first cup a bit more as it had greater body. In both cases I steeped one teaspoon of tea in eight ounces of water for three minutes.
Words do not do these tealeaves justice. Okayti Estate Darjeeling Tresor Black Tea is a transformational experience and a tea you must taste to believe.
— To purchase JING Tea Okayti Estate Darjeeling Tresor Black Tea, 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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