Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Two Leaves & a Bud
Strong but sensitive – we like that in a tea. These organic, golden orange pekoe tea leaves are grown on the rolling hills of Darjeeling, India. This rich drink evokes the quality tea from India, and we think its subtle astringency pairs perfectly with dessert.
I’ve said it before: I love Darjeeling tea. It has such a lovely elegance to it that is reflected in its color, its aroma, and its flavor.
This Organic Darjeeling from Two Leaves and a Bud is a delightful Darjeeling – with a clean, almost crystal-like flavor that seems to sparkle on the tongue. Is it any wonder why Darjeeling is often called the “Champagne” of tea?
The flavor has a lovely floral background and a somewhat woodsy tone to it. It is slightly musky and has a clean fruit note that offers a slight sweetness to it. The astringency is not overwhelming, but does leave the palate feeling slightly dry and clean … and ready for another sip! This is a tea that I could probably drink all day long!
Having previously reviewed this tea, I can’t say that my opinion has changed much since that first tasting. This is one of the finest Darjeeling teas I’ve encountered and it is offered in the convenience of Two Leaves and a Bud’s beautiful, silky tea sachets.
And, yes, I have many times stated that loose leaf is better than tea sachets. That being said, I have never been disappointed by a tea from Two Leaves and a Bud! They seem to be the exception to the rule! The teas from this company are always top-notch – regardless of the sachet!
I really like this Darjeeling from Two Leaves & a Bud, and in a way, it sort of epitomizes what Two Leaves and a Bud is about for me. High quality, delicious tea.