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Darjeeling Doppelgänger! Harney’s description of this tea is quite correct – “For those unfamiliar with teas from the Nilgiri region, this falls in between First and Second Flush
Darjeelings.”

This tea, although a Nilgiri, has the best of all possible Darjeeling worlds. There is a lovely sweet orange blossom floral aroma and taste evocative of a fine first flush Darjeeling. There is a strong, and I do mean strong, muscatel grape flavor of a great second flush Darjeeling. There are notes of fruit, nuts (almond) and grain similar to an autumn flush Darjeeling. The tea is quite brisk without a trace of bitterness. Rich with good body.

This is a splendid Indian tea. If you like Darjeeling like I do, then you will love this Nilgiri. And that’s a promise!

Flavors: Almond, Flowers, Fruity, Grain, Grapes, Muscatel, Orange Blossom, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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“Anyone who has used that comforting phrase ‘a nice cup of tea’ invariably means Indian tea.” – George Orwell

Darjeeling is the tea that inspired me to begin my beautiful journey through the wide world of tea and will always reign supreme in my tea pantry! My first tea love, so to speak. I positively adore a fine Darjeeling – Especially a good muscatel second flush!

Indian tea is my overall preference. After my much beloved Darjeeling teas, Assam tea, especially a great second flush single estate Assam, is my favorite Indian tea. Winter flush Nilgiri tea is another Indian tea that I quite enjoy.

Apart from Indian tea, I cannot resist a good Yunnan Dianhong or Keemun tea. I do enjoy Ceylon teas – Especially high-grown Ceylon. Ceylon teas make the best iced tea, I think.
I really love Earl Grey tea blends as well as vanilla, caramel, almond and floral flavored teas. Tend to enjoy breakfast blends too. Love a nice English Breakfast tea.

I’m quite fond of various herbal teas – Crazy about rooibos!

Organic tea is my preference whenever possible.

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Richmond, Virginia, USA

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