|"Lately I have really been leaning towards white teas, yet the taste of this tea is enough to pull back to black teas. It reminds me why I have loved them for so many years."|
Looking at my sample itself, the leaves are small and wiry with a good bit of tea dust mixed in which I attribute to being shipped a few times. The color of the leaves range from a lighter gold, to a deep green to a heavy brown. Definitely a pretty sample. The scent is lightly vegetal with a tart highlight that I am unable to properly describe.
I set my tea to brewing in my Zarafina on a black tea setting at medium strength. The tea brews up to a medium golden brown color and the scent is one of black tea. I wasn’t able to pick up a fruity or floral scent at all. I don’t want to give the impression that the scent was poor, weak or anything but delightful as I love the scent of a good black tea. The taste slightly sweetened was also one that I enjoyed. This Darjeeling is one very smooth black tea with just the slightest fruitiness with a tingle of astringency hitting the back of my tongue. However it was not anything special to my taste buds. Then I added a touch of half-n-half and my whole impression changed. Rather than the cream covering the taste of the tea, it enhanced the tastes. Now I am able to pick up a floral taste, one that is light yet lingers in the mouth. Lately I have really been leaning towards white teas, yet the taste of this tea is enough to pull back to black teas. It reminds me why I have loved them for so many years.
This is one tea that I could see brewing up in the mornings to wake up to and again in the afternoon as a pick me up. There is only one reason that JING Tea Darjeeling Tresor Tea won’t become a staple in my cupboard and that is simply because they are located in England. I do highly recommend this tea to any of our readers in the UK as JING offers free shipping if your order is over 40 pounds and this is a tea well worth enjoying.
— 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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