Advent calendar 14
Darjeeling – black tea.
“This year I am going to put an idea into practice. In my family, there are toys that are still in perfect condition but are no longer needed. I will donate them. Often, it’s the little things that make a big difference, right?”
I usually donate clothes I do not need anymore. Maybe it is because toys are usually still used by my nieces and nephew. And they will be. Anyway; it is always good idea to donate :)
As for tea (and background) – I am happy to see “classic” tea again. Flu is almost kicked out, so I have taste buds back. But still it is not great. Next week is full of exams (credit exams), so I need to study as well. And then exam period starts, where I will have only exams (a subject passing, I need to pass both). Tomorrow a railway transport technology, in Tuesday Operational research, in Thursday stastics. And during whole week – an exam of air transport technology (it is e-learning exam).
Now back to the tea. I brewed it for 3 minutes (although on tag 2-5 minutes, on bag 2-3 minutes). It brews beautifully into golden, clear colour with nice aroma of flowers and malt. In taste malt notes dominate, with floral and herbs. I think it is because the bag, is made from paper foil and little notes of other teas went through. Or it is some blend with herbal notes? Who knows, they only say it is tea from India, not even what flush and/or what estate. Maybe some mix of few together.
In conclusion, it is not bad black tea, quite malty (but I like malty teas) and bit off with herbal notes. But floral were there as well, could not find any specific plant to describe though. Same with herbal.
Flavors: Floral, Herbaceous, Malt