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Keeping in my usual style I will try to sum the taste of this tea with the three words that pop into my head as I drink it: light, fruity and dusky.

I leave this tea to steep for longer than I do for most Darjeelings and get a bit more out of it. The leaves are wiry and offer as much for the nose as the mouth. It’s not going to blow you away but worth drinking nevertheless. A perfect tea for hugging as you watch life pass by the window…

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Like with all my Darjeeling tea-tasting sessions I only choose three words to sum up this gem of a tea: succulent, misty and complex.

The visual aspect of this clonal tea says a lot about the quality: twisted whole leaves with loads of whitish tips and buds. Posh as it gets.

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When tasting any tea I always like to try to sum it up in three words and for this 2013 first flush tea from the Ging Estate I choose: delicately-spiced and youthful.

The smell out of the packet is divine. It falls short of full marks on the visual appearance but more than makes up for it in every other way. A characterful young Darjeeling I would happily drink all year round.

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