DARJEELING PUTTABONG DJ 187 “MUSCATEL” S.F.T.G.F.O.P.1

Black tea from India - 2012 Second Flush

DARJEELING PUTTABONG DJ 187 “MUSCATEL” S.F.T.G.F.O.P.1
Code 0164
Its delicious supple texture reveals fruit (grape, stewed fruit), honey and woody notes.
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Origin: India, Darjeeling
Tea Estate: Puttabong

Dry leaves:
Aspect: evenly rolled leaves according to the traditional black tea method.
Colour:dark brown.
Scents: pronounced fruit, stewed fruit and jam notes with hints of citrus and rose, and underlying woody, cocoa aromas.

Brewed leaves:
Scents: round and warm notes. Woody, fruity (stewed fruit, jam), a hint of rose, lemongrass and honey.

Liquor:
Colour: a clear liquor that really gleams, with a coppery-brown colour.
Texture: supple in the mouth, then a delicate astringency that develops and lingers in the middle.
Flavours: a touch of sweetness to start, and a touch of acid in the middle of the palate.
Aromas: rich, well balanced notes. An attack of honey and fruit (pronounced grape, muscat), a hint of geranium, lemongrass, then developing spicy, woody, vanilla notes. The fruity bouquet remains from start to finish.
Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a lovely length, with woody (twigs) and fresh liquorice notes.

Our verdict:
A summer plucking from a garden we know well. Its delicious supple texture is accompanied by a delicate lingering astringency, revealing fruit (grape, stewed fruit), honey and woody notes with a hint of lemongrass and geranium.

INFUSION TIME
4’
QUANTITY
8-10g / 30cl
TEMPERATURE
80°C – 90°C
TIME OF DAY
All day long

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