India Darjeeling 2020 Second Flush Rohini 'Honey' Oolong Tea

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Herbs, Honey, Lavender, Pepper
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A unique new oolong from Darjeeling’s Rohini Tea Estate, it is produced in the very early parts of the second flush when insect activity is at its peak. The insect damage causes the leaf to oxidise prior to picking, resulting in an added sweetness.

The light oxidisation of the tea gives it a light spicy zesty taste reminiscent of a first flush Darjeeling which combines with the sweetness from the insect damage to give the tea a unique sweet and spicy taste.

Sourced direct from Rohini tea estate in Darjeeling.

Tasting Notes:
- Smooth texture
- Sweet gentle taste combined with a zesty spice
- Slight fruit hints in the background

Harvest: Second Flush, May 2020
Invoice: EX-34/20

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 85°C/185°F
- Use 2 teaspoons per cup/small teapot
- Brew for 2-3 minutes

Packaging: Resealable ziplock bag

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I’ve only had this one twice, but I’m not sure about it yet. It’s definitely honeyed, but it’s got a very drying herby quality to it that I’m still figuring out bordering between pepper and lavender. It’s either to thin or too intense causing some indecision for me, especially on whether to raise or lower the leaf ratio.

I’ll come back to it. Interesting one, but not sure if I love it.

Flavors: Herbs, Honey, Lavender, Pepper

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