Where To Buy:
Lochan Tea Limited
Tea no longer available on website
Eventho this tea is no longer on the Lochan Tea Limited Website I thought it was still worth a mention. So much so that I hope that Lochan Tea is able to get a 2014 or 2015 Flush of Sourenee Black Blossom. The 2013 that I tried was a 2nd flush of this previous Darjeeling and I thought it was fabulous!
Dry – the leaves were fairly tight – but when the hot water was added – the enlarged and flattened out to a much larger size. I’m chalking the multiple infusion capabilities to this leaf characteristic. But that’s just my theory. I was able to get at least 7 infusions out of the same batch over loose leaves. The color was a darker brown once infused. And if you like your black tea stronger – and tend to add more loose leaf to the water like I do (but infuse for a tad shorter) this stands up to the elements quite well. It doesn’t go bitter…at least from my experiences. It’s malty but at the same time it’s bright and brisk, too. Just when you think the leaves are towards the end of their flavor intensity is when I think the iced tea factor comes in to play. Yes…this tea also makes a pretty wonderful iced tea, too!
Overall – it’s safe to say I’m a BIG fan of this offering from Lochan Tea Limited but it just goes to show you that this company prides itself on offering the freshest flushes to its customers and you should get them before they are gone!