Avongrove Estate First Flush Imperial FTGFOP1 (EX-6) Darjeeling

This stellar 2019 first flush offering is fragrant with rich floral notes. Those flowery notes spill over into the bright golden cup, and are complemented by a velvety smooth mouth feel. Hints of sweet melon lead to a lingering finish. A truly outstanding tea experience.
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Steeping Suggestions
Leaf Quantity: 2.25 g/6oz cup
Steep Time: 3 min.
Water Temperature: 212 degrees (boiling)
Avongrove Estate First Flush Imperial FTGFOP1 (EX-6) Darjeeling Reviews
Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 (based on 3 reviews)

Delicate and Delicious
Kevin – MD – January 30, 2020

Since rediscovering the joys of fine tea I have tried about three dozen different varieties. My favorites are Assams and Darjeelings. This Avongrove Estate is a wonderful example of a delicate tea with no rough edges. I steep it for three minutes using water just off the boiling. I find that the tea has almost no astringency. Truly delightful.

A Special Occasion Delight
Sue Ann – VA – August 29, 2019

I've been searching for that rare 1st flush darjeeling whose scent and flavor instantly transport your senses to an ethereal place where, suddenly, the cares of the world seem inconsequential; this is it. The liquor is an unusual sunflower yellow and the fragrance is metallic gold and meadow flowers. The flavor is brisk but flowery. Exceptional!

Jason – SA – August 22, 2019

The price should tell you that this is a good FF Darjeeling, and it doesn't let you down. This is a sweet, well balanced, smooth textured first flush Darjeeling. Tolerant of variable steeping methods. Low bitterness. Good mouthfeel and finish, and lingering sweetness. Not a daily drinker due to its price point, but nice on occasion.

Avongrove Estate First Flush Imperial FTGFOP1 (EX-6) Darjeeling Review