DARJEELING FIRST FLUSH
Tea type: Black Tea
Brand: Suki Tea
How to prepare it: 1 - 5 minutes, 90/95 °C ( 195/205 °F)
Truly aromatic and sweet, dense and full-bodied already at the beginning. Firstly it shows both strong herbal and floral notes, typical of first flush Darjeeling, then woody notes arise. The initial sweetness quite recalls to hay, showing also hint of exotic ripe fruits - maybe lychees or plum? - and licorice root at the end.
Sunset yellow. (too poetic?)
Consistent with respect to its dry scent, showing a strong sweetness - grape and bitter oranges marmelade - blended with few tannins.
Full-bodied and sweet. Extremely consistent with respect to its dry scent, without being sweetish. It shows both herbal notes and tannins - wood - sorrounded by a smooth background sweetness. Always present an interesting sour side - orange hints - that gives a fresh touch to the infusion. It leaves a slightly astringent aftertaste with herbish notes.
A First Flush Darjeeling as it must be, with intense sweet herbal notes balanced by tannins and ripe fruits hints. Perfect in the afternoon.
My score is: 9/10