No other tea celebrates the harvest season more than a Darjeeling harvested in the fall. After having enjoyed a visit to Dobrá Tea in Pittsburgh, PA I took home a blend made of various Darjeeling teas all harvested in my favorite season, autumn.
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Himalaya Mist Darjeeling is a black tea so it is no wonder that it is amber-like in hue. In the light, Himalaya Mist is burnt orange which is so fitting for an autumn harvested tea!
The color of Darjeeling teas isn’t always amber or dark brown. About 2 years ago, I purchased a Darjeeling Risheehat from The Cultured Cup and it brewed very similarly to a white tea! Can you imagine? A black tea that steeps like a white?
Himalaya Mist Darjeeling Tea offers every single scent you would want to inhale during fall. The tea has a naturally sweet scent of yams, cinnamon, fallen leaves, and pumpkin pie. The scent of HimalayanMist escapes the tea infuser and fills the air with warm autumn aromas.
I enjoyed sipping this tea for the experience of being able to take a whiff of it each time I brought it to my lips. Just like my favorite season, Himalaya Mist Tea is grounding, reassuring, and inspiring in scent.
Hario Chacha Kyusu Maru Tea Pot and Infuser
Steep Time: 3-5 min.
Steep Temp: 195-205F
Without 2 teaspoons of honey, Himalaya Mist Darjeeling by Dobrá Tea is quite simple, and I can describe it using two descriptors: astringent and collard greens. Interestingly, although there are so many scents to this tea, without honey the tea has a very strong vegetable taste that I would liken it to unseasoned collard greens.
With 2 teaspoons of honey, Himalaya Mist Darjeeling by Dobrá Tea reveals all its scents, but this time on the palate. The sugars of the honey attach themselves to the pumpkin pie, cinnamon, and yams and reminds me of all the reasons why I love fall.
SIDE NOTE: With or without honey, Himalaya Mist Darjeeling kept its dryness and astringency. This is not surprising because Darjeeling is considered the ‘champagne of all teas’ and just like champagne, the tea boasts an astringent and dry effect on the palate. In my opinion, this only lends to the overall Darjeeling sipping experience.
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