The last of the three teas delivered to me by Doehi Teas is now up for review, and it’s one of my favorite all-time teas – Darjeeling. So this tea has a lot to prove!
Upon opening the pack an instant hay-like aroma hits me and brings back memories of times spent in my favorite tea shop in Liverpool in the UK, where I’d sit and enjoy some of the finest teas from around the World and take in the aromas of various blends.
When the boiling water hits the tea, the smell transforms, and really highlights the aromatic nature of this Darjeeling tea – expelling notes of malty black tea with a backdrop of freshness unique to Darjeeling, almost floral.
Taking the first sip brings a smile to my face.
It has been a little while since my last cup of Darjeeling, and this one did not disappoint.
Malty yet fresh, with a dry after-tone, it almost tastes like a green tea it’s that fresh, rather than a black.
This tea has re-ignited my passion for Darjeeling and I’ll certainly make short work of the remaining sample I have here!
Here’s how Doehi describe this blend:
Named after proprietor Mr. Bagdon’s daughter, Margaret, for the plantation housing her favorite garden. Its shrubs grow at cool, high altitudes in the Himalayas forming high-grade and aromatic qualities. A sparkling, fully aromatic tea with a spicy, yet sweet bouquet. It is a Black Orthodox tea.
A highly recommended Darjeeling and a great, refreshing brew – matching the high standards I’ve come to expect from Doehi following sampling their other teas.