Not to be confused with a Darjeeling.
Many of the same attributes found in a Darjeeling can also be found in this tea. (Starting to feel like Darjeeling should be a tea type like black, green, etc). Fresh in both smell and taste.
This interesting clonal tea is apparently surrounded by other Darjeeling estates and while this doesn’t automatically make it better for processing it as a Darjeeling it does help in developing the flavors.
Just like the mountainous regions of Taiwan make amazing oolongs.
Anyway, this tea is very refreshing. As it’s cooled I find myself enjoying it more. It doesn’t have quite a muscatel flavor like many Darjeelings do but it has that fresh aftertaste.
This tea is honestly hard to describe because it really doesn’t have any descriptors on the flavor wheel. Try it yourself, you’ll see what I mean.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Yatra Tea Company
2.5 gms (approx. 1 tsp) per 6 oz of filtered water, steep for 3-4 mins at 203 F/95 C.
Vary leaf quantity, brewing time, and temperature per individual preferences.
Champagne gold color, with a sweet, fragrant aroma, and clean, refreshing taste.