Time to share the Darjeeling Goomtee 2nd Flush! I took some of the tea from the coop tea swap over to Rosie’s place – and we brewed this delightful “champagne of teas” in her pretty yellow teapot. We drank it with milk and a little sugar, sitting and talking on the couch while her kids did crafts with sparkles and glue.
It was delicious, and we both had second cups, of course. It is difficult to extract the experience of the flavour of the tea from the pleasure of the conversation. And why bother to separate them? Sharing the tasting of tea is a beautiful combination of both.
I was brought up making tea parties for friends, pets and dolls, and the enjoyment of tea was considered a shared experience. Now, as I’m really getting involved with tea, I also find myself privately and personally tasting the tea as a substance itself, then flashing back into the relationship that tea encourages.
Goomtee Estate is above the plains of India. The second flush, picked in May and June, is lighter, with a flavor complexity.