Darjeeling 2nd Flush Muscatel - Organic - Fair Trade

This tea has been retired/discontinued.

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3 ratings
Picture of Darjeeling 2nd Flush Muscatel
Brand:Rishi Tea
Style:Darjeeling Second Flush
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Darjeeling, India
Loose/teabag:Loose

This tea's info last updated: May. 15, 2012

Commercial Description

The “2nd Flush” or second harvest of the year provides semi-brisk teas with big, fruity flavors and distinctive floral aromas that are reminiscent of Muscat wine. A favorite of connoisseurs, the black teas of Darjeeling have a unique character with nuances of green and oolong teas. Only top quality 2nd Flush Darjeeling with elegant floral complexity and strong Muscat flavor meets our standard.

Brewing Instructions: (from Rishi Tea)

Water: 195˚F / Leaves: 1 teaspoon per 8 ounces / Infusion Time: 4–5 minutes

Ratings & Reviews

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Reviewer pic50 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 2/5
(15 reviews) on

I infused the Tea for 4/5 minutes and a boil of 195 195˚F the tea has fruity flavours indeed and floral aromas in the second cup .

The Muscatel is a house patent of Makaibari Tea Estate. The true flavour of what we know as Muscatel comes only from Muscatel. The Makaibari TE have a Muscatel because of the soil altitude and geagraphical placement. No Tea estate can claim mystical reminiscence and opulance Muscatel taste and flavor. There fore if someone see carefully the Invoices of different TE. Makaibari just write Muscatel as one of their feature while other Tea estate has to name the Tea estate with Muscatel like turzum muscatel and castelton Muscatel, infact its not true. I wonder how these TE derive to Muscatel, the Muscatel taste and flavour from the tea estates other than Makaibari is a DERIVED one. The body, liquor , strength and briskness may be same, but not the flavor that is true muscatel. since the body, liquor strenght and briskness remains the same they derive a taste called muscatel but in truth it is not Muscatel.

In short since Muscatel is a flavour associated with tea and due to geagraphical placement and other conditions Makaibari produces the same flavour they have house patent of Muscatel. Muscatel tea can only be associated with Makaibari and all other claims stands false by other Tea estate, they may be closer to Muscatel but not a true msucatel.
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Reviewer pic77 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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My wife's favorite tea. It is indeed fruity and floral. I'm still developing my tea tastebuds but this one is very tasty. It does have a bit of astringency in the aftertaste. Better than other Darjeelings I've tried.
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Reviewer pic67 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
(31 reviews) on

aroma:
dry leaves: prominent grape muscatel note. floral. somewhat sweet.
liquor: sweet, floral, hint of muscatel.

flavor: sweet, floral, hint of muscatel. has some bitterness and astringency. slightly acidic. very tasty.

in the semi-near future, i'll have several darjeelings to sample. after i become more experienced, i may return to update this.
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