|" The tea is floral and fruity, thin in the mouth but substantial tasting. There are undertones slightly malty and grainy with apple notes and a bit more astringency closing things out. "|
I had a bit of difficulty with this tea first time I brewed it. I used my standard Darjeeling treatment of the tea meaning one teaspoon per 8 ounces of water brought to a boil and cooled for maybe thirty seconds followed by a three minute infusion. This treatment is nearly fool proof for most of the Darjeeling I drink. But I would not recommend this for this tea. If you follow standard procedure you get a good cup of tea that is marred completely by a strong astringency.
I tried again and had a resounding success. I used a teaspoon of leaf to 8 ounces of water but took the water off the heat at 205 and allowed thirty seconds. I steeped for three minutes.
Huge difference! The tea is a dark copper orange color and resounds with flavors of warm apples, light fragrant spice and floral qualities. There are dry aspects throughout, but now as a hint of astringency permeating rather than something overwhelming the true taste of the tea. The tea is floral and fruity, thin in the mouth but substantial tasting. There are undertones slightly malty and grainy with apple notes and a bit more astringency closing things out.
Further cooling accentuates and broadens the body of the tea, which I enjoy. Stronger floral notes come forth. This tea would and does take sweetener very well, but like all good teas, needs nothing besides proper brewing to bring out its best qualities. I really enjoyed this. It would make a fine breakfast tea for regular drinking.
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