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Nahorhabi Assam TGFOP1 CL 2nd Flush Black Tea from Lochan Tea. . . . .

This is a delicious straight black with notes of plum, raisin, and bread. It tastes like a fruitcake, a good, fresh one. (Not the stereotypical one that wanders around Christmas, getting regifted into eternity.) It’s not bitter or astringent or difficult in any way. If you had someone you wanted to introduce to non-flavored teas, this would be a great way to get them started. I, for one, am a huge fan of flavored teas. I always feel a heart-flutter of trepidation when I try a new straight black. Will I like it? What if I don’t? Will people judge Read More

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Giddapahar SFTGFOP 1 CH Muscatel 2nd Flush 2016 Darjeeling Exclusive from Lochan Tea Limited

I love it when a tea ‘takes me to another place’ and Giddapahar SFTGFOP 1 CH Muscatel 2nd Flush 2016 Darjeeling Exclusive from Lochan Tea Limited did just that. Giddapahar Estate – is a small family owned Darjeeling Tea Estate and is located on a mountain – also known as “Eagles Cliff” – just a short drive from Kurseong – the garden is situated at 4864 feet above sea level. It’s said that from the estate you can view the magnificent site of the mountains and when I sip on Giddapahar SFTGFOP 1 CH Muscatel 2nd Flush 2016 Darjeeling Exclusive Read More

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Giddapahar Wonder, 2nd Flush 2016, Darjeeling Exclusive from Lochan Tea Limited

Recently, I started my day with Giddapahar Wonder, 2nd Flush 2016, Darjeeling Exclusive from Lochan Tea Limited.  I wasn’t sure if it would be as strong as I was looking for to start my day but I was wrong!  This is one of the stronger Darjeeling teas I have tried! Giddapahar Wonder, 2nd Flush 2016, Darjeeling Exclusive from Lochan Tea Limited is fairly complex but definitely a tea to take your time with while still being a strong cuppa which is great for mornings!  It has that stereotypical Darjeeling taste but it’s magnified!  Let me TRY to explain this a Read More

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Pooband FTGFOP 1 CH 2nd Flush 2016 Darjeeling Organic

Pooband FTGFOP 1 CH 2nd Flush 2016 Darjeeling Organic from Lochan Tea Limited was not listed at the time of writing this review but it’s certainly one I wanted to share with you especially if you are into extremely strong black teas like I am. I didn’t realize just how tightly pressed the leaves were until I infused them and it was THEN that everything seemed to come alive with this Pooband FTGFOP 1 CH 2nd Flush 2016 Darjeeling Organic from Lochan Tea Limited. The dry aroma was incredible it was deep and rich but with a little musk or Read More

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Oaks SFTGFOP 1 CL SPL 2nd Flush 2016 Darjeeling Organic from Lochan Tea Limited

You may have already gathered that I’m a fan of Lochan’s straight-up black teas.  They almost always provide that heft I’m looking for to get my day going!  Oaks SFTGFOP 1 CL SPL 2nd Flush 2016 Darjeeling Organic from Lochan Tea Limited isn’t one of their most sturdy teas but it’s still one of their very scrumptious teas! If you are looking for that stereotypical darjeeling taste with a twist try Oaks SFTGFOP 1 CL SPL 2nd Flush 2016 Darjeeling Organic from Lochan Tea Limited.  It offers that muscatel yet sweet and sour woodsy taste with twists of citrus possible leaning Read More