Castleton Exotic Summer Muscatel Black Tea
A rare muscatel that is smooth and brisk with soft woody notes and undertones of unripe tree fruit.
The muscatel is a characteristic flavor of a few summer black teas of Darjeeling. It is the subtle tart notes of muscat grapes that the tea emulates as a consequence of a particular infestation. In a small window of about a fortnight, these precious leaves from only certain sections of the plantations have to be plucked and processed. This year, Castleton has made a remarkable tea that has fruity undertones which are raw with subtle peachy notes.
Marked by notes of toasted nuts, caramel, biscotti, dry earth with hints of waxy white flowers
Medium-sized, loosely rolled, blackish leaves with few tips and greenish-brown flakes
Vegetal, wet forest floor, woody with subtle hints of ripe tree fruits
Short, mix of dark coppery leaves with olive green hues