|"A lighter Darjeeling with hints of tobacco and honey. However it does have an unpleasant aftertaste that I didn't care for."|
Now about my sample. The leaves are larger and range in color from a lighter green to a medium olive. The aroma is mainly that of fresh cut hay with hints of tobacco and muscatel.
I set it up to brew using 195 degree water and a steep time of 3 1/2 minutes. The resulting liquor is a surprising gold in color reminding me of some oolongs. The aroma is musky with the muscatel shining through.
This is a lighter Darjeeling. It has hints of tobacco, clover honey which is pleasant. It also have a lingering musky undertone that remains the tongue that I am not quite as pleased with. As it cools this taste is replaced by strong mineral component that also sticks about. I would almost recommend letting it cool slightly first but I didn't care for either aftertaste.
This hasn't been the best example of a First Flush that I have came across and wouldn't be one that I would stock personally. However everyone's tastes vary so it might be worth trying for yourself.
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