Friday, January 26, 2018

Tea Review: Makaibari 2nd Flush 2016 (Silver Tips)

Makaibari 2nd Flush 2016
Silver Tips
Type:  Black
Origin:  India, Darjeeling, Makaibari Estate
Product Description:  A classic 2nd flush muscatel tea from the Makaibari Estate - the pioneers of biodynamic tea farming in the world. This tea has a pronounced floral bouquet, with nutty and pungent notes in the cup and is one of our most popular selections.

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

The dry leaves have a sweet and heady aroma of muscat grapes with a hint of nut shells.

The orange amber infusion has a full floral aroma with sweet honey undertones.  The taste is moderately astringent and sweet with defined muscatel and floral notes and a dry finish.

The first infusion was full in flavor and aroma with the tea mellowing as the muscatel notes took a step back with each subsequent infusion.  By the third infusion, the flavor had become light, playful and enjoyable in its own way.

This tea was received as a gift from a third party.

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