drank Darjeeling by Bigelow
68 tasting notes

Darjeeling is something I am not very experienced in. Bagged darjeeling is sort of opposing idea as well, just like oolongs; it’s a premium tea in a generic format. The flavor of this one is generally good. I fail to find good grape/citrus notes but it delivers full force on the pleasant bitterness front. So much in fact that I find it a bit too strong to have on an empty stomach. It packs the punch and in no way can be described as mediocre or generic tea, the Darjeeling heritage is definitely there regardless of whether it’s very refined. For a bagged tea it’s a strong contender.

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I was always a huge fan of teas but my tastes changed constantly. Lately I am on the path of discovering Chinese teas, but not limiting myself to that. I am, however, favoring straight teas at this point.

I love pu-erh, oolongs are always a treat, learning about greens is delicious, absolutely neutral towards rooibos or herbals and black is always a yes. Incidentally any combination of the above is ok in a blended tea, which I like to have time to time.

« The first cup kisses away my thirst,
and my loneliness is quelled by the second.
The third gives insight worthy of ancient scrolls,
and the fourth exiles my troubles.
My body becomes lighter with the fifth,
and the sixth sends word from immortals.
But the seventh—oh the seventh cup—
if I drink you, a wind will hurry my wings
toward the sacred island. »





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