Name: Longview Queen
Grade: SFTGFOP1 (Clonal AV2)
Garden: Longview Tea Estate
Flush: First Flush 2013
Type: Black Tea
Description: Long slender wiry fresh aromatic greenish leaves of this first flush of 2013 from Longview tea estate is aromatically entwined into a luxurious temptation of leaves. It exudes fresh aroma, which has fruity and floral characteristics, typical of first flush teas of high graded Clonal AV2 tea leaves of the Darjeeling hills. Perfect entertainer for any tea leaves for any first flush tea lover.
Colour: Fresh Green
Smell: The dry leaves of this Longview first flush Darjeeling tea is characterized by fruity and floral aromas and has a distinct first flush smell of Darjeeling Tea with slight astringency.
The infused leaves exuded strong floral and fruitiness characteristics which was sensed even after three infusions of lengths five, six and eight minutes.
Liquor: A light coppery liquor was got from a 5 minute steeping, at around 95 degrees centigrade. The Liquor turned up to have mild to strong floral notes.
A good measure for a cup is advised since this tea happens to be volumetric.
A good second liquor was got from a second infusion at a water temperature of 95 degree centigrade and the leaves was re-infused for 6 minutes. The liquor still had its fruitiness and floral characteristics but with a slight diminished strength.
A good third infusion was also made at the same temperature for a steeping period of 8 minutes. The colour of the liquor remained the same as of the initial one.
Aftertaste: The tea has sweet aftertaste which lingers for a while long. This tea with its in between characteristics(neither too strong nor too light) is good both as a morning/breakfast tea and as an afternoon tea.