Organic 2014 Risheehat Darjeeling First Flush from Happy Earth Tea

RisheehatTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black (Darjeeling)

Where to Buy:  Happy Earth Tea

Tea Description:

A fragrant tea with floral-fruity notes and a classic Darjeeling first flush briskness from one of the most popular Organic tea gardens of Darjeeling.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:  

Another HAPPY SPRING first flush Darjeeling from Happy Earth Tea.  The aroma of the brewed tea is beautiful – a fruity scent mingling with notes of flower and hints of wood.  It is a wonderful celebration of spring.

And it tastes so lovely!  It is sweet with notes of fruit and flower, and it has a light, crisp body.  The fruit notes are somewhere between sweet peach and apple, with the crispness of a green apple but the sweeter flavor of a red.  It is very smooth and there is only a mild astringency that is slightly dry, sort of like the finish of a dry wine.  The aftertaste is cool and clean.

The description on the Happy Earth Tea website suggests a hint of vanilla too, and after a few sips, I started to pick up on the soft vanilla undertones.  It is sweet and silky … not so much ‘creamy’ as it is silky.

There are hints of vegetation to this cup too, as well as woodsy tones and earthy flavors.  I would describe the complexity as a balance between masculine and feminine notes:  Imagine crisp, light airy notes that deliver whispers of flower that rustle the leaves as you’re walking through a fruit orchard while the trees are blossoming.

A remarkable Darjeeling from Happy Earth Tea.  I love that this is Organic, it’s also Fair Trade Certified and Rainforest Alliance Certified!  I love that these things are important to Happy Earth Tea.

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