Darjeeling Golden Summer Muscatel – Herbs & Kettles
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Darjeeling Golden Summer Muscatel
Darjeeling Golden Summer Muscatel
Darjeeling Golden Summer Muscatel
Darjeeling Golden Summer Muscatel
Darjeeling Golden Summer Muscatel
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Darjeeling Golden Summer Muscatel

This second flush whole leaf premium, muscatel, oolong from Mirik, Darjeeling is exceptional. It has a rich mouthfeel with notes of honey, oak bark, hay, dried mango, grape, peach, wildflowers and hay.
1.06 (30 g) box
$15.00
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Mirik, DarjeelingMirik, Darjeeling

Origin

Mirik, Darjeeling

Season - Second Flush, June

Season

Second Flush, June

Altitude - 3000 ft

Altitude

3000 ft

Cultivar - AV2 bushes

Cultivar

AV2 bushes

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Tea Type

Whole leaf oolong Tea

Golden Summer Muscatel is a second flush, artisanal oolong and is an excellent choice for someone who desires a high quality muscatel. It is extremely well crafted and has a marvelous, rich mouthfeel. The honey and fruit flavors of dried mango, grape and peach are more prominent, with an undertone of aged oak and hay.


To completely develop the flavors and ensure that the tea has a rich mouthfeel, this whole leaf tea is expertly crafted. In June, before the monsoons hit Mirik and the tea flavors get diluted with too much rain water, the finest two leaves or single leaf and a bud are hand plucked from the tea bushes. Then the leaves undergo outdoor withering, oxidation, fixation, hand rolling and drying. We recommend our Golden Summer Muscatel as a must try if you are a tea enthusiast or aficionado.

Dry leaves

Dark long olive-green leaves with abundant silvery-golden tips. Sweet honey, earthy, forest and hay aromas

Wet leaves

Coppery leaves with a sweet, floral, fruity perfume, aromas of black currant and baked dinner rolls.

Tea liquor

Translucent bright amber with golden hues and a sweet honey and fruity aroma. The tea is full bodied with a very rich mouthfeel, mild-medium astringency, and lasting aftertaste. Overall sweet with hint of a sour and bitter taste. Intense play of muscatel flavors with honey, dried mango, grape, peach, hay and oak are felt throughout the cup.

Tasting Profile

Muscatel
Fruity - dried mango, grape, peach
Sweet - honey
Floral - wildflowers
Woody - oak
Vegetal - hay

Caffeine Level

Caffeine Level Caffeine Level Caffeine Level Caffeine Level

High-Moderate

Make the perfect tea

Steeping Instructions

Western Style

Number of infusions per 2.5 g: 3-4

1
Quantity
Quantity

2.5 gms of tea (use a digital scale)

2
Temperature
Temperature

120-150 ml (4-5 fl-oz) or 1/2 - 2/3rd cup of water at 90°C - 95°C (or 195°F - 205°F)

3
Steeping Time
Steeping Time
  • 1st infusion:1-2 minutes
    Pour and enjoy
  • 2nd infusion:45 seconds - 1 minute
  • 3rd infusion:45 seconds - 1 minute

Gongfu Style

This tea works great for the gongfu method of steeping as it helps coax out all the subtle flavors.

1
Quantity
Quantity

We recommend 5 gm of tea

2
Temperature
Temperature

100 ml water (approximate 10-20 ml of water per 1 gm of tea) at 85°C - 90°C (or 185°F - 195°F).

3
Steeping Time
Steeping Time
  • Steep the tea for 10s, 15s, 20s, 30s, 45s, and then maybe a minute each time until it loses flavor.
Darjeeling

Origin

Where your tea comes from

Mirik is a small charming town nestled in the serene hills of Darjeeling district in West Bengal, India. At an elevation of 5000 ft., it is surrounded by lush tea gardens, orange orchards, cardamom plantations, and forests of tall, dark Japanese cedars. Mirik, pronounced as Mir-yok, means ‘a place burnt by fire’ in Lepcha. Its cool and moist climate make it the perfect setting for growing tea.

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