Republic of Tea Darjeeling Castleton Review

Republic of Tea Darjeeling Castleton Loose Leaf Tea

I recently became a Republic of Tea citizen when I picked up a few loose leaf samples, including Castleton Darjeeling, on a recent trip to the bulk tea section of Central Market. This would be my first attempt at loose leaf Darjeeling.

You often hear the word muscatel — a reference to the muscat grape variety used in sparkling wine — used to describe Darjeeling tea, and I understand why. This tea certainly exhibits a champagne characteristic as it dances on the tongue, but there’s more.

The first thing I noticed after brewing (and before sipping) is a pungent orange aroma — sweet, citrusy and bitter. The flavor is sweet and slightly bitter with the champagne characteristic mentioned earlier. A big surprise for me was the sweet taste that lingered on my tongue.

Darjeeling tea … I think I get it.

Aroma: Sweet, citrusy, orange marmalade
Body: Medium
Flavor: Sweet, slightly bitter, lingering
Color: Orange
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Author: Leo Kapusta

Leo enjoys pursuing his interests in writing, web design, yoga, internet marketing, and denim. Of all the useless degrees he holds, he is most proud of his Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film (Mass Communication Sequence) from the University of Texas at Austin.

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