Review: Tea Horse Temi 1st Flush

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Thumbs up!"Bright with notes of muscatel and hay."
Katie’s Teaview: 7/10
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Because there are such a vast amount of tea companies in existence, it takes a lot for a website to stand out immediately. Tea Horse's, for whatever reason, has struck me as really fantastic. It looks professional with beautiful clean lines and lots of useful information. You can even sort the teas by country of origin, growth elevation, etc., a surprisingly interesting feature.

This is a first flush SFTGFOP1, and I steep one teaspoon per cup at 195° for three minutes. The cup has a vibrant scent, bright with notes of muscatel and hay. The flavour is overall pretty classic, which, as a Sikkim, means it's pretty mild. It's good, but it doesn't stand apart from your average Darjeeling teas the way most Temis do. It's mostly muscatel with some grassiness and a hint of bitterness in the back of the throat. It's strikingly similar to your classic first flush Darjeeling, reminiscent of a Margaret's Hope.

It's good, but it's not tasting unique, and if I want a tea that reminds me of a Margaret's Hope, I'll just buy from that garden, instead. Yet while this tea hasn't particularly impressed me, Tea Horse has piqued my interest, I would definitely sample from them again, if given the chance.

— To purchase Tea Horse Temi 1st Flush, 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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