Review: Happy Earth Tea Singbulli Second Flush, 2013

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Thumbs up!"This tea has all qualities that I look for in a 2nd Flush and has to be one of the best tasting black teas that I have encountered. Highly recommended! "
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happyearthsingbulli2013Today I have the pleasure of reviewing a Second Flush Darjeeling from one of my favorite estates, Singbulli. And boy am I impressed. It has all qualities that I look for in a 2nd Flush and has to be one of the best tasting black teas that I have encountered.

The leaves in my sample are thin, wiry and are predominately a brownish/black in color. There are a few golden tips brightening up the leaves and a distinct lack of stems. The aroma is a rather faint blend of malt and stone fruit.

I set it up to brew using boiling water and a steep time of three minutes. The resulting liquor is a cocoa brown with a strong muscatel presence that is lightened up the aroma of peaches. Very appetizing.

The flavor is fairly complex and changes nicely as it cools with a smooth and silky texture all the way through. Just brewed, the muscatel is very strong and in your face. I am able to pick up hints of peaches and tobacco. As it cools, the tea becomes sweeter with the taste of fresh peaches becoming stronger leading to lingering sweet aftertaste with a slight dryness on the tongue.

This tea has gone onto my list of ones to pick up especially when you consider how reasonably priced it is at just over $7 an ounce. I highly recommend that any lover of 2nd flush darjeelings rush out and pick some up before they sell out.

— To purchase Happy Earth Tea Singbulli Second Flush, 2013, 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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