126 Tasting Notes
I feel like I have not had a good darjeeling, or at least not a good one that is properly prepared. Darjeeling is definitely not the tea I would have all the time, because of my forgetfulness when the tea is steeping. Yes, I have tried timers. The alarms I tend to shut off like my alarm clock in the morning, so timers do no good for me.
This one, though, is likeable. I like the grapey aroma, and the taste is like a light black tea, but with no bitterness. And I did oversteep this one, and still no bitterness. Even better iced. Probably the first darjeeling that I like!
Not bad, light tasting, even though the tea turned out darker than I was expecting. I want a stronger melon taste I think. Not as strong as Asian candy, but stronger than what it was.
I agree with your comment about the lightness of the melon flavor. It’s as if the tea maker wants you to stretch to taste it. I like mine a little less subtle. I think I’ll brew it hotter and longer next time to see if I can’t coax more out of it.