Review: BourgeaTEA Darjeeling

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Its OK"A good second flush darjeeling, not really my killer app, but if your a Darjeeling fan drink up!"
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bourgeteadarjeelingDespite his usage of the word "spectaculicious" Chris Bourgea seems like a nice enough fellow. He entered the Business Making up teabags for the local cafe's while in college to make up for their, usually dreadful, limited tea selections. While the Selection at BourgeaTea isn't exhaustive, I've always said its best to be good then to be comprehensive. I'm sure I've always said it, and if I haven't, I just retroactively did.

The Darjeeling you'll find at Bourgea Tea is a Closer to black Darjeeling harvested in June at Hope Estate. June puts it right into the Second flush which is usually produced as a much darker product, as apposed to the Oolong like product of the First Flush. I generally find the often lauded characteristic bitterness of Darjeeling the sort of thing that takes a nice leaf rinse to mellow properly.

This mix delivered well on most the key points of a Darjeeling, bitter (often best with milk), Musketel both in smell and in flavor. I'm not really a big Darjeeling fan, but as Darjeelings go this one makes muster, its a worthy accompaniment to both English and Masala tea preparations, the leaves are big enough to be screened by even course methods, and it smells wonderful. If your fond of Darjeeling this would be a handy one to have around.

— To purchase BourgeaTEA Darjeeling, 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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