Okayti Darjeeling Organic First Flush Black Tea

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Black Tea
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Cream, Dandelion, Floral, Grass, Green Beans, Malt, Muscatel, Peanut, Rose, Straw, Wood
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Fair Trade, Organic
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190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 12 oz / 355 ml

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An organic tea from one of Darjeeling’s highest plantations, the pale green buds among the rolled leaves of this First Flush smell of sweet greens and fresh nuts. Once set to steep, savour the aroma of cooked beans. The light amber tea in your cup gives out a mix of dried fruits, nuts, Amaryllis flower and just a hint of cream.
A smooth and well-balanced tea which can be used to complement steamed fish, sandwiches, fresh fruit and even soft cheese.

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4191 tasting notes

Here’s Hoping Teabox – Round Seven- Tea #23
This is very tasty! One of those perfect Darjeelings. A very light sweet flavor that can only be the best of Darjeelings. So delicious. The Okayti are usually some of the best Darjeelings. This is the sort of tea you love to find in the teabox!
Steep #1 // 1 teaspoon for a full mug// 13 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // few minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep

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1048 tasting notes

I took a break from green tea today to finish up another Darjeeling sample. If I’m really lucky, I’ll get the opportunity to finish the last of an oolong sample I’ve been working on too. To this point, I’ve greatly enjoyed most of the Vahdam samples I’ve received. This one was yet another hit.

I prepared this tea Western style. I steeped 3 grams of loose tea leaves in 8 ounces of 194 F water for 5 minutes. I did not attempt any additional infusions.

Prior to infusion, the dry tea leaves gave off mild floral, grassy aromas. After infusion, the delicate golden tea liquor emitted aromas of roasted peanuts, Muscatel, grass, straw, green beans, and fresh flowers. In the mouth, the tea opened with a pronounced roasted peanut note before flavors of malt, cream, Muscatel, green beans, grass, straw, wood, and flowers appeared. Vahdam’s tasting note compared the floral presence in this tea to Amaryllis blossoms, but for the most part, it struck me more like an extremely delicate combination of chrysanthemum, dandelion, and rose. The finish was smooth, offering lingering impressions of cream, malt, wood, straw, Muscatel, roasted peanuts, and green beans underscored by traces of flowers.

This was such a nice first flush Darjeeling. It was put together so well, if that makes any sense at all. The aromas and flavors were layered in a very sophisticated fashion. It also had a wonderful texture in the mouth. I would recommend this one very highly.

Flavors: Cream, Dandelion, Floral, Grass, Green Beans, Malt, Muscatel, Peanut, Rose, Straw, Wood

5 min, 0 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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1758 tasting notes

This is a very nice tea. It is light in flavor, not strong. It has that classic Darjeeling muscatel note. This stuff is good.

I brewed this one time in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and 190 degree water for 3 minutes.

Flavors: Muscatel

190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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I love the teas from Okayti! This is a classic aromtic liquor and very fresh! It leaves you wanting for more :)

Susmita Mukherjee

Every cup of Okayti Organic First Flush captures the magic of the high elevation estate. This truly is a luxurious tea.

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