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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Golden Moon Tea Loose Leaf Black Tea 'Badamtam First Flush Darjeeling'

Badamtam First Flush
fuzzy, floral, i like this
cup of Darjeeling

Tea Information:
Tea: Badamtam First Flush Darjeeling
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Golden Moon Tea Company
Purchase: Tea Insider Club
Description: This is the first shipment of Badamtam's First Flush Darjeeling to reach the US. Plucked in March and air shipped to us directly, this tea is as fresh as it gets. The Badamtam Estate is world renown for its First Flush Darjeelings. This fresh tea is incredibly complex, yet well balanced. The flavor boats fruit (white grape skins and cherry), a slight tartness an a refreshing finish. The finish is smooth and evolving with notes of muscatel. Treasure this exquisite tea.
Origin: Darjeeling, India

Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp
Water: 1000ml at 212°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: floral (honeysuckle), sweet, a little vegetal, fuzzy white tea
Steeped Tea Smell: slightly floral and vegetal, a little hay
Flavor: sweet melon, a little fuzzy and floral, sour finish
Body: Light
Aftertaste: bakey, vegetal, grassy
Liquor: translucent light brown-orange

as it cools i get grape (red)

My coworkers and I enjoyed this tea.

I guess i forgot to resteep?

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

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