Tonight I tried another tea that I brought home from Tee Gschwendner in Germany.
This tea is called Diplomaten Tee or Diplomat’s Tea. The name comes from the negotiated combination between Darjeeling and Oolong tea. The Darjeeling comes from the Himalayas and the Oolong from Taiwan.
Here you see the beautiful color of the tea. The first infusion had more of the muscatel flavor of the Darjeeling tea but with undertones of the stone fruit flavor of the Formosan Oolong tea. In the second infusion the Oolong taste was stronger and in the third and fourth infusion it started to dominate while the Darjeeling was still there in the background. A very interesting taste experience.
I definitely enjoyed my tea this evening. A very nice diplomatic mix of two great teas 🙂