|"Crisp muscatel notes were followed by a fruity/citrus flavor that delivered an almost-bitter zing. The tea had a complex flavor, yet was aslo smooth and easy-drinking."|
I put the leaves through a second infusion, which is not always something I do with second flush Darjeelings. This time I used sub-boiling water and a four minute infusion. The tea appeared very similar to the first brew, however the flavor was very different. The citrus zing was noticeably missing and the flavor was characterized primarily by earthy and roasty notes. I personally preferred the first infusion, but I did appreciate that I was able to get 2 decent, yet different, infusions from the leaves.
The Canton Tea Compayny website states: "We only have a few kilos and then there is no more available – anywhere". This was a pretty decent tea and I would certainly drink it again and recommend it to others. If this tea interests you, you better grab some before it's all gone.
— To purchase Canton Tea Co. Margaret’s Hope Silver Moon, 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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