Darjeeling - Fair Trade

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

This tea's info last updated: Nov. 10, 2014

Commercial Description

Made from the leaves and leaf buds of tea bushes that grow in Darjeeling, in the foot of the Himalaya mountains of north east India, this is a light and delicate tea with floral notes and hints of muscatel grapes.

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Reviewer pic57 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
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An edgy Darjeeling that was enjoyable, but not the best quality, even for a tea bag.

Brews a beautiful, golden-amber cup that is very clear. Medium- to light-bodied, but with a bold flavor. The aroma is fruity, but more lemony and less like the typical muscatel grape quality I associate with Darjeeling. There's also a skunky, herbaceous note which I can't decide if I like or not.

Moderate astringency, above average for a Darjeeling.

I recommend a short steeping (1-2 minutes); this one acquires an unpleasant bitterness if steeped too long. It can be deceptively harsh relatively to the light color of the cup.
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Reviewer pic77 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
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A really nice, fragrant tea with a delicate taste, never bitter and a light dose of caffeine.
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