TD13T: Arya Estate First Flush Darjeeling SFTGFOP1 (DJ-3)

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Black Tea
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Flavors
Earth, Ginger, Grapes, Peach, Stonefruits, White Wine
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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 17 oz / 500 ml

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  • “I’m a little confused. I think I had shoehorned this tea under another entry that wasn’t exactly the same tea. I think I have it straightened out now. I steeped this according to label directions....” Read full tasting note
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1928 tasting notes

I’m a little confused. I think I had shoehorned this tea under another entry that wasn’t exactly the same tea. I think I have it straightened out now.

I steeped this according to label directions. Steeped this way, it is very second-flush like. The dry leaves are dark, but tippy, and they have a sort of a spicy smell — like a gingerbread on first whiff, but that then becomes more winey and earthy.

The liquor is really pretty. It’s the rose gold color that is popular in jewelry for the past ten or so years. Its clear, and smells of stonefruit pits. Peach, I think. And earth. And there’s that pungent wine note that characterizes second flush darjeelings, but without the sharp bite. And weirdly, that gingerbread smell is still there to some degree.

The flavor is smooth. None of the sharpness of some second flushes, but with just a hint of the fullness in some first flush darjeelings that make me feel uncomfortably overfull (what I sometimes think of as a waterlogged feeling). There’s grape in the flavor, and wood, and trees, and peach pits, and just a tiny bit of that unusual gingerbread note.

It’s a solid first flush darjeeling with the qualities I like in teas of this genre. I’d like to taste this one cold.

Flavors: Earth, Ginger, Grapes, Peach, Stonefruits, White Wine

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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