Ambootia FTGFOP1 DJ1/2014 Darjeeling First Flush 2014

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Black Tea
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Black Tea
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Caffeine
High
Certification
Organic
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  • “This was a delicious First Flush, but I’m leaving the recommend area blank, as I enjoyed it, but I’m not really sure it was worth the money. I probably brewed this one a little too close to the 95c...” Read full tasting note
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From Mariage Frères

Organic Garden

“Land of the mango trees”

Leaves: issued from a fine plucking, the magnificent pastel English green leaves are adorned with handsome silver tips

Nose: rich and sparkling, weaving together floral and fruity aromas

Liquor: pure King’s yellow; supple and delicate, the charming debut opens with a dash of vanilla followed by a delicious hint of praline. The lively notes of blackcurrant jam, elderflower, sun-ripened quince and fresh almond couldn’t be more spectacular while the finale leaves one captivated by a luscious tone of velvety Bengal quince.

Irresistible!

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This was a delicious First Flush, but I’m leaving the recommend area blank, as I enjoyed it, but I’m not really sure it was worth the money.

I probably brewed this one a little too close to the 95c mark, and it it would do better with a longer, but colder brew. After my tea had reached room temperature, I got some delicious tropical fruit tastes, almost a papaya green mango salad thing. But while it was warm/hot, the dominant tastes were bitter vegetable.

Excelsior

I thought it was good but not great. Good compared with other Darjeelings from other retailers. Not great as I would expect from Mariage Freres and the high price tag.

SFTGFOP

Yeah. It had a nice full-mouth feel, and I could really see that it had complexity, or at least the potential for complexity, just didn’t follow through. There was this “sour” element to it, I’ve never had pickled mango before, but maybe it would be something like that?

I’ve still got my two other MF’s FF to go, so maybe I will like them more.

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