India Darjeeling Rohini "2020 First Production" 'Jethi Kupi' Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea Leaves
Flavors
Apricot, Astringent, Creamy, Floral, Grapes, Hay, Lemon, Muscatel, Pepper, Smooth, Stonefruit
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Caffeine
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Average preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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  • “Spring 2020 Harvest I received this as a sample from Alistair @ What-Cha. Thank you! I don’t always enjoy Darjeeling teas, but I tend to enjoy 1st Flush offerings. This is probably because they are...” Read full tasting note
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A fantastic early First Flush Darjeeling with a wonderful crisp floral notes of grapes and apricot.

The tea is produced in the First Flush Darjeeling style with little to no oxidisation and thus technically closer to a white tea than a black. Due to the convention of First Flush Darjeeling being considered black teas, I’ve placed it within the black tea category but with this note.

Sourced direct from Rohini tea estate in Darjeeling.

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

Harvest: First production of the year, January 23rd 2020
Invoice: EX-01

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: 35%+

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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Spring 2020 Harvest

I received this as a sample from Alistair @ What-Cha. Thank you!

I don’t always enjoy Darjeeling teas, but I tend to enjoy 1st Flush offerings. This is probably because they are essentially white teas, with trademark Darjeeling grape flavour. White teas almost always please me, although I can’t say why. Something about smooth, sweet hay and flowers, a drop of lemon, and subtle “mystery fruits.” I also generally like how the caffeine hits me.

First steep finishes sweet and vaguely creamy. Also, the usual Grape Crush nostalgia is present, without too much of that Darjeeling astringency.

Second steep verges somewhat from typical white tea standard and delves into quintessential Darjeeling territory. Still floral, grape, hay, etc. A bit more astringency and some pepper expands this cup out an extra dimension. The grape takes on some of that prized “wine” quality.

Third steep: Lemon zest, sweet grapes, tangy apricot, pleasantly sour, smooth . When I first took a sip, while it was still piping hot, I thought It had gone disappointingly flat. After it cooled a little the apricots peaked; it’s a pretty vivid and multi-faceted note. The finish is juicy, sour, and complex, like a stonefruit (plum or apricot). No mistaking it for anything but a Darjeeling now!

Steep Count: 3, Western Style. 2 – 4 min.

Flavors: Apricot, Astringent, Creamy, Floral, Grapes, Hay, Lemon, Muscatel, Pepper, Smooth, Stonefruit

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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