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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Review: Thunderbolt Tea’s 7 Darjeeling Teas - #2

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The Subject: Arya Emerald ’09 — 2nd Flush from Thunderbolt Tea.

Rating:

Water temperature: 180° F
Steeping time: 3 minutes

Aroma, dry: Planty, fresh, very nice green tea smell
Aroma in the cup, plain: Cooked greens (very, very mild), fresh
Color in the cup, plain: Yellowish green
Taste, plain: Like cooked greens (very, very mild), almost salty, no bitterness, no aftertaste, edgy, planty

Comments:
A full leaf beauty. The Little Yellow Teapot was thrilled at trying such a fine tea. The flavor in the cup was true to the aroma of the dry tea. No surprises for our tastebuds. If you want a mild, delicious green tea, this is it. We needed nothing added to the taste, not even a little sweetener. Very distinctive taste from the other samples but still clearly a tea from Darjeeling, India.

Disclaimer: This tea was provided by the company named. However, the rating of the tea and any opinions concerning it are always strictly objective.

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