India Darjeeling First Flush Rohini 'Jethi Kupi' Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea Leaves
Flavors
Almond, Apricot, Butter, Cherry, Cream, Dandelion, Fennel, Grass, Hay, Honeydew, Lemon Zest, Malt, Melon, Orange Blossom, Orange Zest, Peanut, Pine, Rose, Spinach, Straw, Toast, Vegetal, Violet, White Grapes
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
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3 g 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “This was another sipdown from earlier in the month. I only had 25 grams of this tea to work with and finished them up last week. Drinking this tea reminded me that What-Cha tends to do a great job...” Read full tasting note
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A light Darjeeling with a splendid crisp floral notes of apricots and grapes.

Sourced direct from Rohini tea estate in Darjeeling.

Tasting Notes:
- Smooth texture
- Sweet gentle floral taste
- Notes of apricot and grapes

Harvest: First Flush, February 2019
Invoice: EX-05

Cultivar: B157 (Bannockburn 157)
Origin: Rohini Tea Estate, Darjeeling, India
Farmers: Shiv Saria and his son Hrishikesh Saria
Sourced: Direct from the farmer
Percentage of price going back to the farmer: 45%+

Brewing Advice:
- Heat water to roughly 90°C/194°F
- Use 2 teaspoons per cup/small teapot
- Brew for 2-3 minutes

Packaging: Resealable ziplock bag

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This was another sipdown from earlier in the month. I only had 25 grams of this tea to work with and finished them up last week. Drinking this tea reminded me that What-Cha tends to do a great job of sourcing from Darjeeling. It was an excellent first flush Darjeeling black tea, one that I feel could hold its own against just about any other similar tea on the market.

I prepared this tea in the Western style. After a quick rinse, I steeped 3 grams of loose leaf material in approximately 8 ounces of 194 F water for 5 minutes. I did not attempt any additional infusions.

Prior to the rinse, the dry leaf material emitted aromas of roasted almond, roasted peanut, hay, malt, straw, and fennel. After the rinse, I detected new aromas of grass, lemon zest, and dandelion greens accompanied by subtler scents of spinach and pine. After infusion, I noted aromas of apricot, orange zest, orange blossom, honeydew, violet, and rose as well as some very subtle scents of toast. In the mouth, the tea liquor presented notes of cream, butter, malt, hay, straw, roasted almond, lemon zest, white grape, orange zest, orange blossom, dandelion, dandelion greens, plum, rose, apricot, and grass that were chased by hints of pine, toast, roasted peanut, violet, spinach, fennel, sour cherry, honeydew, and watermelon.

Overall, this was just an incredibly likable offering. First flush Darjeeling black teas can sometimes be a little astringent, grainy, and/or vegetal for my liking, but this one was well-balanced with absolutely gorgeous nut, fruit, and flower aromas and flavors. Fans of first flush Darjeeling black teas would be wise to check this one out in my opinion. I doubt it will disappoint.

Flavors: Almond, Apricot, Butter, Cherry, Cream, Dandelion, Fennel, Grass, Hay, Honeydew, Lemon Zest, Malt, Melon, Orange Blossom, Orange Zest, Peanut, Pine, Rose, Spinach, Straw, Toast, Vegetal, Violet, White Grapes

Preparation
3 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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