INVOICE NUMBER: LC 05
TEA SEASON: DARJEELING SECOND FLUSH 2018
CERTIFIED ORGANIC - YES, It's an Organic Tea
Risheehat is one of the highest tea plantations in Darjeeling. It is fully organic and produces one of the best high end Darjeeling teas every season. Mostly planted with chinery plants, Risheehat is very well known for its muscatel teas produced during the Second Flush season. As Castleton is well known for its Moonlight and Muscatel, Risheehat's is also counted among the best muscatel producing tea gardens specially marked as "Wiry Musk". We tried a couple of teas from simple FTGFOP1 leaf grade chinas to their clonals, but this china grade "Wiry Musk" won hands down. A unique Darjeeling full of fruity and nutty flavor having a very rich full bodied cup. Mr. Rajiv Kumar, Manager of Risheehat, was kind enough to sample us about nine different varieties of Risheehat teas. We chose this particular Second Flush invoice number "LC-05" consisting of their trademark - the "Wiry Musk". Hope you like it!
Risheehat Tea Dry leaves:
This 2018 Risheehat 'Wiry Musk' has a dark brownish overall appearance which seems to fulfill a satisfactory characteristics pertaining to a classic Darjeeling summer variety. It has a clean and even outlook which maintains that proper sorting has been done to free it from other extraneous elements. As the name suggests, the tea leaves are processed in the wiry manner and takes the appearance of slender wire like leaves. It,s a neat tea, well rolled and twisted with considerable amount of silver tips.The dry leaves seems to be highly fruity and nutty, reminiscent of almonds and also a little toasty, but shouldn't be confused with burnt. The muscatel character is quite prominent which is accompanied by mild sweetness.
Wet Tea leaves of this Risheehat Tea:
The most coppery infusion of all Second Flush we have purchased this season. The coppery infusion comprises of dark chocolate colored leaves with some hints of brown. It is fresh smelling giving the taster to assess its quality and flavor. This bright infusion has a marvelous musky aroma which comes mixed with various fruity characteristics. In addition to the above, it also has a pleasingly sweet aroma which appears to be slightly nutty as well.
Risheehat tea cup or liqor:
The cup has a rich mellow liqor, full bodied in the mouth. It has strength, color and fullness. The color tends to move more towards being red. A well matured tea's cup with exceptional flavor of muscatel. A lively brisk cup with fruity flavors accompanied by a slight flowery touch. The cup is sweet and also has hints of some maltiness which comes with fruity flavors of grapes. A well rounded cup that can be taken all day long. Do not steep it for too long as this too might develop some bitterness; 3 minutes recommended.
We did purchase a small amount during previously in the past and it was well appreciated - we highly recommend you this 2018 Risheehat Wiry Musk and enjoy the beauty and taste of Darjeeling Muscatel teas.