|"That creamy undertone provides a calm base for the spicy and citrus notes, which provide an interesting and distinctive zip.
The dry leaves are a pleasant mix of olive, brown, silver and near black. Their aroma is dominantly muscatel, plus woodsy/spicy.
The tea brewed to a fine orangey-tan liquor. The first sip was sweet, floral, yet also spicy. Full bodied yet smooth, with muscatel notes, creamy undertone and mild astringency. Perhaps there’s a hint of pineapple, in any case there’s a smoothing of the citrus notes.
I liked this tea very much. To my taste it resembles a high quality first flush Darjeeling, although technically it should be termed a Sikkim tea. That creamy undertone provides a calm base for the spicy and citrus notes, which provide an interesting and distinctive zip.
Lochan Tea provided my sample and serves as a merchant for this tea, although it is not currently listed on the Lochan web page. Contact Vivek Lochan through the company web site if you’re interested in this tea.
— To purchase Lochan Tea Temi SFTGFOP 1 First flush 2012, Sikkim, 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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