I was pondering for the longest time what this tea steeped smelled like to me and the best I came up with is lemony briar lollipop with a hint of black tea. Regardless of what it truly is it smells amazing, as a morning tea it just hits the spot.

It has very mild bitterness almost zesty. It’s a full flavored bold tea, yet not at all over-powering. There are very obvious grapefruit notes in it. Everything about this tea screams citrus to me, yet in a very subtle elegant way. It’s not so much of a taste that is citrusy, the tea rather wakes those tastes up in your mouth as you drink it.

Amazing tea, I will definitely check out more Darjeelings thanks to this one.

205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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I was always a huge fan of teas but my tastes changed constantly. Lately I am on the path of discovering Chinese teas, but not limiting myself to that. I am, however, favoring straight teas at this point.

I love pu-erh, oolongs are always a treat, learning about greens is delicious, absolutely neutral towards rooibos or herbals and black is always a yes. Incidentally any combination of the above is ok in a blended tea, which I like to have time to time.

« The first cup kisses away my thirst,
and my loneliness is quelled by the second.
The third gives insight worthy of ancient scrolls,
and the fourth exiles my troubles.
My body becomes lighter with the fifth,
and the sixth sends word from immortals.
But the seventh—oh the seventh cup—
if I drink you, a wind will hurry my wings
toward the sacred island. »





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