Thanks very much, Meowster! For a Darjeeling, I would never guess this is a Darjeeling by the flavor profile. It tastes much more like a straight-forward black tea. I like the “gold and silver tips” in the description – I agree! The dry blend has very small leaves but the resulting flavor is mostly sweet and fruity quality while still having that brisk black tea characteristic. Like rye bread, but on the lighter side. One teaspoon is enough! It’s a good tea but not a tea that really fits a Darj craving. Wish I had more to say! But this is an enjoyable black tea if I’m not expecting a Darj profile.
Steep #1 // 1 teaspoon for full mug // 20 minutes after boiling // 1 1/2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 5 minutes after boiling // 3 min steep
WAIT a minute… why the heck was I expecting Darjeeling from anything about this? Now I’m confused. It’s not in the name or description… sigh. This is possibly not a Darjeeling at all then… which explains LOTS.