Darjeeling Premium First Flush Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Autumn Leaf Pile, Baked Bread, Creamy, Grain, Grass, Hay, Nuts, Oats, Smooth, Vegetal, Astringent, Pepper, Spices, Straw, Tannic
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Bulk, Loose Leaf, Tea Bag
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec 4 g 13 oz / 399 ml

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  • “Adventaggedon Day 13 – Tea 1/6 This is actually the last of the advent teas that I made today – it was like a little special treat after getting through the flavoured teas for the day. I’ve been...” Read full tasting note
  • “Vahdam Advent Calendar – Day 13 Yay, a straight tea! I don’t have a lot of experience with Darjeeling teas, so this’ll be an interesting one. I steeped it at a much lower temperature than I...” Read full tasting note
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  • “The description from Vahdam Teas is on the mark. This tea is pretty complex, and I wouldn’t brew it for any longer than 3 minutes to avoid becoming overly astringent. Maybe a little too far on the...” Read full tasting note
    85

From Vahdam Teas

A classic summer tea from Darjeeling with balanced notes of charred greens and dried figs.

Tasting Notes
Our Darjeeling Premium First Flush Black tea has a simple and unassuming character which is ideal on its own. The dry leaves have an aroma of lillies in the attack, followed by hints of dried figs and fresh greens in the release. Indulge in a smooth liquor that is crisp in the beginning and turns mellow in the flow. It has an immensely complex character with balanced notes of charred greens and dried figs, that gives its the reputation of a classic Darjeeling spring tea.

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Adventaggedon Day 13 – Tea 1/6

This is actually the last of the advent teas that I made today – it was like a little special treat after getting through the flavoured teas for the day. I’ve been getting what some might call an ‘unreasonable’ level of excited for the straight teas that have been in the advents.

While this does seem to have some scent contamination from the many very intensely spiced teas in the advent calendar, it’s a pretty nice Darjeeling overall. Not the best I’ve had of the year, but as someone who isn’t a huge Darjeeling drinker anyway I’m not about to get picky/snobby.

Pretty floral with an astringency at the top of the sip but a sweeter and rounder finish. I picked up notes of fresh, heady peony and mildly spicy lilacs with malt, and mineral notes swirled in with the mid sip. An easy drinking Darjeeling, and seemed pretty forgiving to my longer and more reckless steep time.

Advent Photos: https://www.instagram.com/ros_strange/

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Vahdam Advent Calendar – Day 13

Yay, a straight tea! I don’t have a lot of experience with Darjeeling teas, so this’ll be an interesting one. I steeped it at a much lower temperature than I normally would for a black tea. I don’t know if that’s necessary or not, but for a first flush I figured I would err on the cautious side.

It has a light amber color. The flavor reminds me of somewhere between black, green, and white teas. It has a lovely soft bready flavor with chewy oats and grains, and a touch of hay. There’s also a creamy nuttiness that reminds me of cashews. Some vegetal notes appear near the end of the sip, and there’s a crisp, somewhat grassy finish. Perhaps a soft musky floral note as well? And the pleasant lingering taste of autumn leaves…

There’s definitely a lot going on, but it’s still very smooth and easy to drink. I get a tiny hint of menthol and spice at the end of the sip, but I’m wondering if that’s more of a scent/flavor contamination issue from all of the neighboring masala chai and turmeric blends.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CIwKiV8gKVk/

(today’s advent teas: https://www.instagram.com/p/CIvvvDxAx9V/)

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Baked Bread, Creamy, Grain, Grass, Hay, Nuts, Oats, Smooth, Vegetal

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Courtney

This one sounds really tasty!

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The description from Vahdam Teas is on the mark. This tea is pretty complex, and I wouldn’t brew it for any longer than 3 minutes to avoid becoming overly astringent. Maybe a little too far on the grassy side for my taste, but the distinct properties of black tea are still there.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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