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.
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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