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Monday, March 22, 2010

Review: Thunderbolt Tea’s 7 Darjeeling Teas - #5

The Subject: Giddapahar Musk ’09 — 2nd Flush from Thunderbolt Tea.

Rating:

Water temperature: 212° F
Steeping time: 5 minutes

Aroma, dry: Earthy, rich, planty, hint of natural sweetness
Aroma in the cup, plain: Floral, planty, earthy
Color in the cup, plain: Dark reddish brown
Taste, plain: Rich, full tea taste; hint of floral notes; slight edge (tang, sharpness)

Comments:
Another distinct tasting tea that still has the overall characteristics of a tea from Darjeeling, India. This and the other Darjeelings that steep up to a darker color can stand up well to a little milk and sweetener if you want to give it a try. However, like the other samples, this tea tastes very pleasing on its own. Again, very different from those other sample teas.

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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