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