I got in a car accident over the weekend. Just a little fender-bender in a parking lot. My friend and I were A-OK. Just jostled. The car had a dent in it near the driver door that prevented it from opening. I had to climb across the passenger seat to get in or out.
I tell you this to set the scene, because I had to abandon my precious morning gym party with my friends to go to the repair shop. And they only had coffee there, because they’re RUGGED. So I was sitting there, tea-less, tired, while I waited for the Dudely People Who Understand Cars to decree the price, which I would have no way to argue because That’s Not My Thing. ($41 USD, in case you were wondering. Manageable!)
So anyway, by the time I dragged my sad ass into work, I was hankering for something comforting, and I decided this darjeeling would be it.
And I was right.
I love the quirky, slightly-astringent/spicy flavor of a darjeeling, which this definitely is. Darjeeling is like a nurse in crazy scrubs who takes good care of you. It has an offhanded, odd nature, but it knows exactly how to comfort you and handle your situation.
Tired and reeling from a Scary Thing That Happened To You? Pour yourself a nice cuppa that’s vibrantly flavored, like India, and give you the pluck necessary to rise again!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Lochan Tea
Hand Rolled 1st Flush Whole Leaf tea from Goomtee Tea Estate in Darjeeling.
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There are 3 things I’m liking of this Giddapahar Oolong 2nd Flush 2016 Darjeeling Exclusive from Lochan Tea Limited before I even try a sip…that it’s a 2nd Flush Darjeeling, that it’s an Oolong, and that it’s from the Giddapahar Plantation.
Giddapahar Oolong 2nd Flush 2016 Darjeeling Exclusive from Lochan Tea Limited is like Autumn in a cup! It smells like sweet damp sticks that have been out on the forest floor. As I continue to sniff the infused tea I notice an additional aroma – perhaps stone fruit – such as apricot, maybe. Regardless it’s crisp and clean!
The color of Giddapahar Oolong 2nd Flush 2016 Darjeeling Exclusive from Lochan Tea Limited is pretty as well. It’s a light to medium shade of reddish-brown.
On to the TASTE of this tea… Giddapahar Oolong 2nd Flush 2016 Darjeeling Exclusive from Lochan Tea Limited…is REALLY wonderful! It has a VERY fresh, fruit, clean taste on the tongue. There is a bit of sweet woodsy notes that fade in and out on occasion as well. It’s like a light switch turning on and off with various layers of flavor happening. It’s an amazing tea experience that is for sure! The end sip on to the after taste I can make the connection to those Darjeeling highlights so many have come to know and love, too!
Giddapahar Oolong 2nd Flush 2016 Darjeeling Exclusive from Lochan Tea Limited is really something special! Something to be shared and discussed with others. Something to be treasured! Does that sound dramatic? Good…because Giddapahar Oolong 2nd Flush 2016 Darjeeling Exclusive from Lochan Tea Limited is just that type of tea.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Ooong
Where to Buy: Lochan Tea Limited
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