Just got home from a long weekend at Harbin Hot Springs and I thought I’d relax with a nice cup of tea.
This is one of the 2012 ff samples I got from Upton, tried to restrain myself this year and did not buy any full sizes.
I smelled the leaves after steeping and they are so incredibly fragrant and fresh. The cup brews up to be a light orange and I am definitely getting the melon-like sweetness they claimed along with a slight nuttiness that reminds me of almonds or white chocolate. Excellent to sip on plain, needs no sugar at all and putting milk into this would be a crime. Totally devoid of astringency and almost broth like in texture.
When it comes to darjeelings people seem to either love them or hate them, but to me this is like a little bit of heaven in a cup!
I hope all my Steepster friends in the US had a great Memorial day weekend.