Cross posted to Steepster
I’ve had this for a while. Part of an order that came in about two months before the great office move along with a second flush Darjeeling. Tried both, was disappointed, and never bothered to write notes due to time and my depression that they were not what I had hoped.
I’m coming to the realization that no matter how much I want to like Darjeelings, that in reality, I just don’t. This is the better of the ones I have tried. Its no where near as harsh with a lighter flavor. It does seem to get more astringent as it cools sadly.
Flavor wise, I just never seem to be able to detect the flavors people say I should in Darjeelings, this included. I’ll likely keep this one around, but I just have no enthusiasm for it and can’t seem to develop any.
Only resteeps kind of ok. There is a good loss of what flavor there was even with extended steeping time. Astringency as it cools seems to also be lessened.