|"2012 shaped up to be a superb year for Darjeeling. "|
I brewed 2 tsp. in 16oz. of water for two-and-a-half minutes. Pretty typical approach for a first flush. The lighter, the better – for the sake of nuance.
I first feared that my approach was a bit too light. The liquor brewed to a light, foggy green with a nice fruity aroma. There was also a tinge of smokiness on the scent, which I didn’t expect. On taste, it was wonderfully understated on the intro, but blossomed into a menagerie of spice, Pinot Gris and citrus blossoms on the top note. The aftertaste was gentle and only slightly dry. 2012 shaped up to be a superb year for Darjeeling.
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