Darjeeling Black Tea

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Brand:Bigelow Tea
Style:Darjeeling Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Darjeeling, India
Loose/teabag:Teabag
Product page:Darjeeling Black Tea

This tea's info last updated: May. 30, 2014

Commercial Description

Grown on the foothills of the Himalayas, Darjeeling Tea is known throughout the world as the "champagne of teas".

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Reviewer pic68 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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The dry tea has the same basic smell of other blended Darjeelings. It's smells of dry leaves in autumn, a bit oaky and of raw pecans.

I tend to find Darjeeling teas to be somewhat more delicate than I'd prefer. This one is no exception, but I also wouldn't call it weak. It's lightly astringent with a very mild bitterness. It lacks the sweet maltiness and body of other teas, but I taste the floral and vegetal flavors that are so characteristic of Darjeelings. There are notes of jasmine flowers, clover leaves, alfalfa sprouts and very fresh, raw potato.

I think the biggest selling point for this particular tea is that it's much better than Bigelow's other unflavored black teas, English Teatime and English Breakfast.
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Reviewer pic73 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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This tea is pretty good. It has a musty aroma. Brews quickly, which I like. I added cream and sugar.
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Reviewer pic43 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
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I love Darjeeling - and the good stuff (first flush) is pricey - so I tried a box of this (cheap!) but you get what you pay for. Very ordinary - but the bags make it portble and it's better than the Lipton swill my office provides.
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Reviewer pic40 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
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This tea is incredibly resilient, it is hard to over brew! While it's fragrance is fair-good it tastes flat.
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Reviewer pic50 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
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Definitely recognizable as Darjeeling...fairly smooth, with only some astringency lingering towards the bottom of the cup. Weak aroma, not terribly complex, but pleasant. Much lighter than most of Bigelow's other black teas. This was enjoyable, although noticeably less so than other more pricey Darjeelings I've had in teabags.
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