I keep coming back to this tea and each time before I start I forget that the scent of the dry leaf always gets me interested! Before it’s heated the muscatel scent is quite strong, once heated quite a malty/nutty aroma joins the muscatel which invites me in for the tea ahead (it helps that it’s a beautiful looking tea as well).
The soup is clean, crisp and with a purity that I seem to find in the offerings of Postcard Teas. The initial taste to me has a mineral/muscatel focus with a hint of maltyness, which later gives way to more floral notes. I used to mostly stick to first flush Darjeeling but teas like this make me realise I should give a bit more time to second flushes as well.
Flavors: Fruity, Malt, Mineral, Muscatel, Nutty