Monday, April 28, 2014

Tea Review: Darjeeling 94

Darjeeling 94
Gift/Mystery Tea
Type:  Black
Origin:  India, Darjeeling
Product Description:  Not Available.

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

The dry leaf aroma is sweet and mossy, with notes of malt and chocolate.

The infusion is amber orange with a sharp, sweet muscat aroma and a moderately astringent taste.

This Darjeeling is enjoyable, but I believe it would be much better when steeped at a slightly lower temperature, developing more nuance in flavor and aroma.   The flavor is best at one steeping, but it did develop aroma notes of malt and caramel during a second steeping.

This was another gift tea that didn't come with additional information, except the label which described it as Darjeeling "94".  I'm not sure if this references a year or lot number or...?

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