Tea: Darjeeling

A Darjeeling Black Tea from Twinings

Picture of Darjeeling
Brand:Twinings
Style:Darjeeling Black Tea
Region:Darjeeling, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Teabag
# Ratings:8 View All
Product page:Darjeeling

Review of Darjeeling

AromaFlavorValueTotal
5 of 104 of 54 of 560 of 100
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The tea has a weak aroma, both before and after steeping. It has a vegetal smell without much complexity, like cut grass or sugarcane. The aroma has a sweetness to it, but again, not as complex as other Darjeeling blends.

The flavor is more complex than I expected based on both the aroma and experience with Twinings' other bagged teas. The tea is quite floral tasting and astringent with little bitterness, reminding me of jasmine. The flavor isn't as strong as I'd like, but is pleasant and easy to drink.

After the tea has cooled a little, the flavor really opens up. The astringency is more pronounced and the flavor becomes even more floral, with notes of orange blossom and honey.

By the end of the cup, the astringency is distracting. It's still not bitter and the flavor is still nice, but it's as astringent as many grocery store Assam blends.

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