This is a backlog from Wednesday at tea party. My guest had strong feelings about this one, we poured her cup out! She said she could and would drink it, but it was joining puerh on her list of teas she doesn’t like.
I like puerh, so maybe that is why I like this. What does puerh have to do with Darjeeling? This is the earthiest tasting Darjeeling I have ever had. It does not taste like puerh, but has certain attributes one would discuss describing puerh. The muscat grape flavor is very strong in this one. (My guest said she also hates muscat grapes.) There is a distinct flavor of earth in this. That is the strongest taste I get.
I think I like it! I think I could like it a lot. I could quite possibly find myself craving this.
I have not had many Darjeelings. The first ones I tried were improperly steeped….by me. Then I found out how to make them and liked them more. This tea is nothing like the Margaret’s Hope Second Flush that I had a long time ago and liked quite a bit, but it has its own charms.
This is a thumbs up. Glad my daughter brought it home from her trip to Budapest!