Glenburn First Flush Darjeeling FTGFOP1 from KTeas

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Where to Buy:  KTeas

Product Description:

Picked 20 March 2011!

Fresh from the bush at Glenburn to your cup!

Savor Glenburn Estate’s First Flush Darjeeling tea, picked on 20 March 2011. Only the finest tender shoots from Glenburn’s clonal sections, picked during the onset of Spring, will do for this delightfully light liquor, bright and smooth on the palate. Don’t miss the full aroma, the citrus flowers and peach undertones in this personification of the first harvest of the growing season, brought to you from the heights of the Himalayas in Darjeeling, India.

Taster’s Review:

This is FABULOUS!  Definitely one of the very best Darjeeling teas I’ve ever tasted.  Ever!

The dry tea leaves are varying shades of brown and light green.  I even questioned whether this was in fact a black tea or a green tea, not only because of the color of the dry leaf, but, because of the color of the brewed tea and the flavor.  The liquor is a beautiful, light amber.  It is delightfully fragrant, with notes of fruit and spring blossoms.  It reminds me of living in California and walking past the orange groves when they’re in bloom.  It smells so wonderful!

The flavor is amazing.  So light and crisp!  The sip starts with a sweet, fruity tone, and transitions smoothly to a dry astringency, leaving behind a sweet, wine-like note to enjoy in the aftertaste.  While it certainly possesses the qualities I’ve come to expect in a black Darjeeling, the lightness of this tea, not just in texture but also in flavor, gave me reason to wonder if this was a green or black tea.  A prompt response from the Glenburn estate assured me that this is, indeed, a black tea.

This is truly one of the most amazing Darjeeling black teas I’ve yet to taste.  It will take your taste buds on a journey, and really, isn’t that what a good tea should do?  I liked that this Darjeeling challenged me.  If you’re a Darjeeling devotee, I strongly recommend adding this tea to your MUST TRY list.

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