First Steepster review. A local tea house to my location in Colorado is called Happy Lucky. We are fortunate to have them, they carry a number of teas from the Glenburn estate and so far I have found all that I have tried to be enjoyable. I am relatively new to the tea world and although I have a thirst for knowledge and am an apt learner I still don’t have a world of experience under my belt yet. I will try my best.
Although the Monsoon season isn’t my favorite I certainly don’t find anything in the tea to be objectionable. Unsteeped It has initial flowery notes, purple flowers which are quickly masked by a strong aroma of raisins and a slightly sweeter raw tobacco.
The liquor is a medium, slightly dark raw honey hue and while not see through is very transparent, almost like a white tea or lightly oxidized Oolong (which if I undertand correctly Darjeeling is more like an Oolong than a traditional black, typically oxidized <90%; am I wrong?)
Taste is very full bodied, little astringency for a late harvest black tea and does not linger on the palate long. Hints of wood dance amongst a wildflower field that is on fire..somewhat smoky but delicate on the other hand. Complex tea and hard to describe.
Steeped it twice and it was just as good, a little more astringent on the second round although I’m not sure if this was due to the increased time (90 seconds) or the tea leaves characteristics.
Flavors: Flowers, Raisins, Tobacco, Wood