Smooth, flowery notes

Our Darjeeling is a 2nd flush, "Ruby" FOP, from the Arya Estate. A tea classed in the "jewel" range, these lots are made from special clonal bushes grown at the highest elevations of the estate. 

Lot Notes. Harvested in the 2021 season.  The garden lies at an elevation of about 1500 meters. Tea is classed as a black.

Tea Facts. Made from AV2 clonal bushes whcih often serve to make the "jewel" class of Darjeelings.

Taste Profile. Leaves open to flowery notes with light puckering. Some muscatel-like notes follow after tasting. We find the tea has a prolonged finish.  

Brewing suggestions. Tea does well with water just short of boiling. Use 3 grams in water 195-205 F steeped for 2.5 - 3 minutes to yield a round and full flavor.

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  • 5

    Posted by Oakster on 2nd Mar 2021

    I was looking for a good Darjeeling and found this at Silk Road which turned out to be an excellent tea.

  • 5
    Great Darjeeling

    Posted by Unknown on 24th Feb 2021

    Received just what I expected. Great taste and tea

  • 5
    Delicious black tea.

    Posted by S Webel on 16th Jun 2017

    Darjeeling is one of my favorite black teas, but not all are of the same quality. Silk Road's Darjeeling is flavorful with a nice balance of smoothness and astringency.

  • 5
    A great all around black tea.

    Posted by Gary Bennett on 7th Jul 2015

    This is a pleasing tea. I like it with a bit of honey (Locally sourced from here in Arizona). If you like iced tea this is also a great choice.