Review: SerendipiTea Darjeeling Second Flush Seeyok Estate

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Thumbs up!"Malty with a hint of smokiness and strong overtones of brown sugar."
K’s Teaview: 8/10
Other Teaviews: Vanessa gave it 7.5/10, Shaiha gave it 5.7/10, Geoff gave it 7/10, Lynn gave it 8/10, Jamie gave it 6/10
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serendipiteadarjeelingseeyokWhile choppy, the leaves of this Darjeeling are a rich dark brown with streaks of red, silver, and flecks of other colours. The attractive leaves produce a stunning rich red liquor with a rich, malty, sweet scent. Three minutes, 195 degrees.

The flavours in the cup are not much like a traditional second flush; rather, it most closely resembles an Autumnal flush with its robust and hearty character. It is malty with a hint of smokiness and strong overtones of brown sugar. Relaxing and absurdly smooth, it's a decadent cup that has a unique, easily-recognisable personality.

My five-minute second steep is mellow and sweet, making it a pleasant follow-up to the first. The various flavours are fully blended together, making it a milder, more simple cup than the initial steep.

This leaf is solid, memorable, charming. It's not the sort of tea that is so fantastic that I want to drink it endlessly. Yet it's unique enough that if I drank it years from now without knowing what it was, while I may or may not be able to put my finger on it exactly, it would be familiar. It stands out in its own way, I will finish my sample, and I will then debate extensively on whether or not I should get more. I'm sure it's not a purchase I'd regret.

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