Tea: Steinthal Estate TGBOP First Flush (DJ-25) Organic

A Darjeeling First Flush from Upton Tea Imports - O Organic

This tea has been retired/discontinued.

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Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Darjeeling First Flush
Region:Darjeeling, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Loose
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Review of Steinthal Estate TGBOP First Flush (DJ-25) Organic

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6 of 102 of 53 of 563 of 100
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Disappointing for a first flush and even among broken-leaf Darjeelings. There's a heaviness to the flavor, even though it is smooth. I'm detecting neither the "fresh floral note" nor the "hint of citrus".

I'm not sure what to recommend with the brewing; if you go longer this tea becomes heavy, although not too bitter. If you go with less time, the aroma is too weak.

I did notice, however, one redeeming aspect of this tea. It goes extremely well with salty and spicy foods. While I don't enjoy drinking it on my own, I'd recommend trying it if you have some of this tea on hand. It's quite remarkable!

Among Upton's offerings of broken-leaf, high-grown teas, I prefer the basic Darjeeling blend TD06, and I much prefer TM20.

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