Darjeeling Honey Oolong 2nd Flush 2020 Harvest - No.93

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Darjeeling Honey Oolong 2nd Flush 2020 Harvest - No.93

This tea offers a beautiful and complex flavours of honey sweet, peach and mildly spice with cardamom notes to end.

Price:  £7.95(VAT Free)


  (4 Reviews)

SKU:  TTMDSHTAS025

Tea Story

This rare Oolong from Rohini Tea Garden in Darjeeling is one of the unique teas we found from the 2020 season. This tea is made from the early second flush harvest in May 2020, as there is abundance of snowy silvery buds on display. The leaves are harvested from the very old China variety of the tea bushes, that offers the distinctive floral and muscatel notes. Particularly this Oolong is delightfully fragrant with peach and honey notes. Although Darjeeling is not known for its Oolong teas, we were pleasantly surprised with the beautiful and complex flavours this tea offers with honey sweet, peach and mildly spicy with cardamom note to end.

The added honey like sweetness is due to the dry weather pattern but low humidity with cold mornings, aided by the greenfly insect that bite on the leaves. As a natural defence mechanism the plant, particularly the leaves produce certain chemical to deter the greenfly, that contribute to the unique sweetness and floral notes in the tea. The liquor itself is thick and light amber in colour, that doesn’t offer any bitterness or astringency, therefore this tea could be a drink that could be enjoyed any time of day. This tea could be  re steeped at least twice.

In terms of leaf harvest, very selective and careful hand plucking un undertaken to make sure only the succulent tender shoots and picked. The processing is kept to minimum with gentle rolling to trigger the controlled  oxidisation process up to around 45% and allowing the colour, flavour and aroma to develop before gentile drying.

 

Region & Time of Harvest

This second flush tea is harvested in May 2020 in Rohini Tea Estate, Darjeeling, India

Farmers: Shiv Saria and family

 

Tasting Notes

 

Brewing Guidance

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Refreshing
Tuesday, 23 February 2021  |  Amy

Lovely subtle tea with a slight zingy taste. A little lighter in colour than expected but goes down very easily. Refreshing brew.

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Disappointing
Tuesday, 19 January 2021  |  Sean

Intended I assume to marry the flavour of Darjeeling and oolongs, but ends up being a poor example of both. A thick and fragrant oolong with the muscatel flavour of darjeeling would be a fine thing, and hence my purchase. Instead this offers the flavour profile of a very cheap light oolong with a tendency towards bitterness even brewed at 80C. At lower temperatures (65 - 70C) the astringency is better controlled but the flavour short lived, and barely even worth a second infusion.

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Darjeeling for the discerning
Tuesday, 17 November 2020  |  Caroline

I bought two tins of this tea for Christmas presents for very particular tea drinkers.

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Flavour is beautiful!!
Monday, 14 September 2020  |  Roselyne

The best tea I've had in a long time! Flavour is beautiful!! Will definitively order more soon

 

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