9 Tasting Notes
Very enjoyable - fresh flavor and delightful aroma. I took a tip from some website or other about pressing the hot water out of the leaves, and was able to get three or four good steeps per teabag. I poured the hot water into my mug, then added the teabag once the water was at 176 deg. F (measured with a candy thermometer).
Edit Just noticed I reviewed this before - I think they may have changed the formulation or directions somewhat. I did notice the sachet was somewhat cramped after the second steep, but it did OK without switching to a basket.
Very pleasant aroma from the dry leaves. The finish is lightly astringent but not bitter, which I appreciate. A very mellow Darjeeling. I poured the boiling water directly over the leaves. Since I only had the 1oz sampler, I didn’t do much experimenting.