|"So many other quality Darjeelings on the market far exceed the experience of this tea that I just don't see the point. "|
The dried leaf presents an appearance and aroma that is the best part of this tea - mid-sized leaves, mostly chocolaty brown with an appropriate sprinkling of flatter green leaf bits. The scent is excitingly woody and aromatic, but unfortunately the brewed tea does not live up to the expectation.
A standard benchmark steeping with freshly-boiled water, cooled down a notch or two, for a 4-minute infusion, produces a rather bland cup. The color is deep-yellow, aroma falls flat, and the taste follows suit. A second infusion of Darjeeling is always the true test for me personally, and here it is equally flat. Granted, this isn't a terrible cup, but it's definitely a "why bother" cup. So many other quality Darjeelings on the market far exceed the experience of this tea that I just don't see the point.
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