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

200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 3 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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