[Spring 2021 harvest]
Here’s quite a flavourful tea with great depth and lots of elusive notes. It has a bit higher oxidation than many FF Darjeelings and turned out to be my favourite of the three I got this year.
I can smell popcorn, grass flowers, and moss at first. The floral wet leaf aroma brings out hints of courgette flower, lime zest, honeysuckle, rice field, and apples.
I find the liquor to be medium bodied and creamy with a fleeting foamy touch. The taste is woody and warming. It has a astringent, floral bite to it, as well as flavours of pistachio, white grapes, egg shells and others. Aftertaste also brings more sweetness and umami to the table. There are hints of butter, pine and a stronger honey note that appears after a while.
Flavors: Apple, Astringent, Biting, Butter, Citrus Zest, Creamy, Floral, Flowers, Grass, Honey, Honeysuckle, Lime, Moss, Nuts, Pine, Popcorn, Rice, Sweet, Umami, White Grapes, Wood, Zucchini