India Darjeeling 2020 Second Flush Rohini 'Honey' Oolong Tea

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Oolong Tea
Oolong Tea Leaves
Herbs, Honey, Lavender, Pepper, Chamomile
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A unique new oolong from Darjeeling’s Rohini Tea Estate, it is produced in the very early parts of the second flush when insect activity is at its peak. The insect damage causes the leaf to oxidise prior to picking, resulting in an added sweetness.

The light oxidisation of the tea gives it a light spicy zesty taste reminiscent of a first flush Darjeeling which combines with the sweetness from the insect damage to give the tea a unique sweet and spicy taste.

Sourced direct from Rohini tea estate in Darjeeling.

Tasting Notes:
- Smooth texture
- Sweet gentle taste combined with a zesty spice
- Slight fruit hints in the background

Harvest: Second Flush, May 2020
Invoice: EX-34/20

Origin: Rohini Tea Estate, Darjeeling, India
Farmers: Shiv Saria and his son Hrishikesh Saria
Sourced: Direct from the farmer
Percentage of price going back to the farmer: 35%+

Brewing Advice:
- Heat water to roughly 85°C/185°F
- Use 2 teaspoons per cup/small teapot
- Brew for 2-3 minutes

Packaging: Resealable ziplock bag

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1705 tasting notes

Sipdown! Plopped all my remaining sample as a tea for two. I got honey, herbs, malt, chamomile in the flavor. Not as strong as it used to be, but I hope I didn’t waste a quality tea. I’m still not a huge fan, but I do think it’s excellent for quality. Maybe I’m being unfair to judge an old tea. I’m happy I was able to finish it.

Flavors: Chamomile

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