|"brisk, clean, and earthy with just a hint of a lemon/fruit flavor"|
The tea has a distinct astringecny, which is rather typical for first flush Darjeelings. The astringency is not overwhelming or altogether unpleasant, but it is readily observable. Besides the astringency, the tea is characterized as brisk, clean, and earthy with just a hint of a lemon/fruit flavor. As most Darjeelings will give a good second infusion, I steeped the leaves for a second time with the results being a cup that was similar in flavor other than that the astringency was much reduced in the second infusion.
In all, this is a pretty decent Darjeeling that comes off as clean and green. I wouldn't say this was my favorite First Flush Darjeeling, but it makes a strong cup and is worth trying.
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