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

I steeped this tea for about 3 min at 212 with almost 2tsp and 1 cup water. I couldn’t find the product on the company’s website, so I just guesstimated the steeping specs. Which is always fun. I prefer to use the recommended specs if possible, in order to give the tea a chance to put its best foot forward (as it were), but I’m also fine with just doing whatever seems to work if there aren’t any recommendations. The water started turning amber pretty quickly after I put the leaves in to steep. I used a generous amount of leaf Read More

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Glenburn Estate Darjeeling from Yatra Tea Company. . . .

Being one that normally grabs for flavored teas, I sometimes forget about the amazing flavors straight teas can yield.  Thankfully, Glenburn Estate from Yatra Tea Company reminded me of this fact.   Glenburn Estate (Darjeeling_ is one of the smoothest straight green teas I’ve ever had.  Full of gorgeous vibes, this tea is one that I highly recommend. Brewed up to the parameters recommended on the package, this tea yields one of the most alluring flavors I’ve experienced.  The first infusion was full of sweet citrus silky smooth tones with a subtle vegetal hint with a buttery sense and feel through Read More

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Himalayan Dew Delight SFTGFOP1 from Terroir Tea Merchant

How wonderful is the title “Himalayan Dew Delight”? Pretty great, but the flavor is even better. Usually black teas taste heavy, a sturdy base that tastes malty, chocalate-y, rich, or some combination thereof. If you want a lighter touch, you have to look elsewhere. Not today! This was called “dew delight” to clue you in! It’s springy and warm. It tastes like flowers and pollen and ragweed. Sparrows swooping through clean pale yellow air. Just a general spring outdoor vibe. Minus all the runny noses. Oh man. Our family has been struck by seasonal allergies like a nuke. Our sinuses Read More

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Darjeeling Red Thunder Black – Gopaldhara Estate from Conundrum Tea. . . .

Darjeeling Red Thunder Black – Gopaldhara Estate from Conundrum Tea is the first tea I have tried from this company! And I sure hope it isn’t my last! Darjeeling Red Thunder Black – Gopaldhara Estate no longer appears on the company website or shop but it certainly was a GOODY! It was an autumn flush, black tea, from Darjeeling, India. It’s been said that Autumns in Darjeeling tend to be cold and the temperatures can reach freezing levels. This causes the leaves to wither and ferment before they are even picked. Having the tea leaves processed by nature produces some Read More

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Uper Fagu Darjeeling Oolong from The Tea Shelf

Hello Tea Friends. Darjeeling, one of the most famous tea growing regions in the world. Did you know tea produced in Darjeeling accounts for 7% of India’s total tea export? I love to read and learn about tea, there are some great facts on Wikipedia. The Tea Shelf specialise in Indian teas from source and offer worldwide shipping. A new company to me but they offer worldwide shipping and have a wonderful selection on their site. The tea I will be reviewing is Uper Fagu Darjeeling Oolong. Upper Fagu is a tea garden in Gorubathan, Darjeeling. This particular sample was picked Read More