What an interesting tea.
The dry leaf is fluffy and silvery green, and has a very delicate smell of hay. If I didn’t know better, I’d swear this was a white tea.
Steeped for 3min in 96C water, it yields a very pale coloured liquor with a light body. The steeped leaf is pale yellow green and smells faintly peachy. The flavour is likewise delicate, with notes of peach and grape. There are also the flavours that make this unmistakably a Darjeeling, though those become less distinct as the cup cools.
While this was tasty, I did feel like I wanted a bit more complexity and flavour from the brew. Perhaps a bit more leaf next time, as the flavours that were there were excellent.
One of the Darjeelings I have enjoyed the most as of late, and a very interesting black tea.
Flavors: Fruity, Grapes, Hay, Peach