Thursday, April 4, 2013

Tea Review: Mim Darjeeling (Metropolitan Tea Company)

Mim Darjeeling
Metropolitan Tea Company
Type:  Black (TGFOP1)
Origin:  India, Darjeeling
Product Description:  Good body with a classic muscatel character. This quality is only available during June when the 2nd flush growing season is at its peak. Darjeeling is to premium tea what Champagne is to fine wines. The region is located high in the Himalayas at an average altitude of 2143 m above sea level and produces light liquoring teas with a regional character known as muscatel.

Temperature: 208° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 3 minutes

The dry leaves have an aroma that reminds me of fruit (possibly grape) vines.

The infusion is golden amber.  The aroma is floral with a hint of honey and a taste that is almost floral or herbal with a hint of fruit and a long finish with a muscatel note.

This is a fine self-drinking Darjeeling and I wouldn't recommend adding anything to it or you might miss out on the signature muscatel characteristics.

This was tea was provided as part of a workshop.

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