Cross posted to Steepster
Another purchased a couple of months before the great office move, tried, and never got around to writing up notes due to a mix of disappointment and lack of time.
No matter how much I desire it to be otherwise, Darjeeling teas just seem to be much harsher than I tend to like. Might do better with add ins, but that just really isn’t my taste.
The first couple of times I tried this, it was really harsh, bitter, and astringent. It was really bad. I’ve tried it a couple times since then and it was still too much.
Today I convinced myself to try it at least one more time so I could actually write some notes. And, for some unknown reason its not as bad as it had been in the past. Don’t know if its maybe age (its been sitting in my drawer for almost a year) or perhaps I changed some steeping parameters that I don’t realize.
Its still astringent, but not so much that I can’t stand to sip on it. I’ll keep it around, try a few more times, and see if my tastes change, but I suspect this is eventually going to become a declutter.