This is so different than the Planter’s Pride Darjeeling I had the other day…maybe that one was a first flush? There was no info on the package :-(. Anyway, this tea has a much heavier and more savory taste to it. It’s got a nutty quality to it with some citrus highlights at the end. Bonus though, it’s not astringent at all. I am really enjoying darjeelings lately and this is no exception. I expected it to be a bit lighter, but maybe it’s a good transition tea to sip on while I wait for my jambalaya to finish simmering. There’s no light flavors in jambalaya, y’all! Thank you for including this in our swap, Cheri, and also Happy Birthday!!

Also, I went rogue with my preparation and declined to follow the instructions to use boiling water thanks to the fine tea education I’m getting from all you lovely Steepster-ites :-)

Flavors: Citrusy, Nutty

190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Tea-obsessed, book worm scientist.

I love black tea, especially Chinese black tea- I’m looking at you Fujians and Yunnans! I also enjoy Indian teas, mostly first flush darjeelings (and a select few assams).
I think I’m recently starting to like oolongs better though- gasp! I’ve been cheating on my black teas with all these lovely, alluring green floral oolongs. Sorry I’m not sorry.
White tea gets a lot of love too! I am particularly fond of silver needle whites.
I can’t seem to appreciate green teas and rooibos is foul, IMO.

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