Darjeeling Spring Gold First Flush 2017

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea, Darjeeling Tea
Flavors
Apricot, Floral, Muscatel, Peach, Sweet
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Low
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 5 g 14 oz / 414 ml

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  • “This is definitely one of the best teas I have had in recent memory! I have been drinking this tea in the evenings the past few days, and finally got around to typing up my notes. I steeped five...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Got this with my order yesterday. It is a very light colored and light tasting tea. It does not taste like a black, a green, or an oolong to me. It is very hard to describe. It is classified as a...” Read full tasting note
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From Vahdam Teas

A majestic &​ superior master blend of exquisite first flush teas from high elevation organic tea estates from the mystical land of Darjeeling in north-east India.​ This spring Darjeeling courts an elusive grace and lightness, backed by a sensational floral profile. ​The flavor is elegant and delightfully complex with appetising sensations of sugary blossoms and a whiff of peaches. ​The well made leaves are present hints of magnolia and honey on the nose. The tea also offers tender notes of mangosteen on a few rolls and finishes on an absolutely mellow and sweet note. The smooth lingering finish overwhelms your taste buds. A classic example of Darjeeling spring finesse.

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87 tasting notes

This is definitely one of the best teas I have had in recent memory!

I have been drinking this tea in the evenings the past few days, and finally got around to typing up my notes.

I steeped five grams of this tea in twelve ounces of near-boiling water for four minutes. The leaves themselves are twisted, orthodox leaves.

The brewed liquor had a golden color—not as light as what is shown in the picture here, but still light. The aroma coming off the liquor was an inviting blend of apricots, peaches, and muscatel grapes. These aromas all carried over into the flavor of the tea as well, with apricots being the primary flavor I noticed. It also had a slight sweet, floral flavor—not a specific flower as far as I can tell (I’m not good at identifying specific flowers), but floral nonetheless.

Overall, this is an excellent, fruity first flush Darjeeling—very light with minimal amounts of caffeine, which make it an excellent afternoon or evening tea. I will miss this tea when it is gone.

NOTE: My package had a date of picking of March, 2017.

Flavors: Apricot, Floral, Muscatel, Peach, Sweet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 5 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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1758 tasting notes

Got this with my order yesterday. It is a very light colored and light tasting tea. It does not taste like a black, a green, or an oolong to me. It is very hard to describe. It is classified as a black tea but has a lot of green leaves. The green leaves don’t give off a vegetal note however. It does have that Muscatel grape note to it. It is a very good tea.

I brewed this one time in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Teta Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and 190 degree water for 3 minutes.

Flavors: Muscatel

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Ken

First flush Darjeelings have been kind of giving me some trouble figuring out too, as they dont really fit into any of the normal categories.

AllanK

Yes they might even be called a seventh type of tea.

BlackLeaf

Very true. They certainly are not Hongcha.. nothing Hong about them g Alltogether, I’d say, Oolong is the closest thing, even though there are some white teas which are very close.

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