Darjeeling is a growing region in India. The tea grown here is considered the "Champagne" of teas because of the complexity of taste. This Second Flush (2nd Harvest) is our favorite for its classic muscatel notes (reminds me of tomato leaves), its citrus aroma, and sweetness.
We've been out of Darjeeling for awhile while we sampled dozens of offerings, trying to find the right one. We finally have found one we are happy with.
When brewed correctly, it has little astringency and no bitterness. Note that a Darjeeling should be steeped at a lower-than-normal 195 degrees.
Tasting Notes: Orange Floral beginning, Brown Sugar aftertaste, Mild Malty tones, Sweet, Smooth
Steep: 1 tsp of tea for 8oz water. Water temperature: 195. Steep time 3 minutes. Sweetener: Optional
Approximately 18 tsp in a 1 ounce package.