greenisgood wrote:I feel like I've experienced a little bit of that vegetal character as well, and its understandable as many darjeelings seem pretty green. Asparagus is an interesting idea, I'll have to look for that when tasting. I've personally found that I prefer more fruity darj's.
Well there is a lot of variation among different FF Darjeelings, but in my experience this very vegetal, asparagusy taste is characteristic of the more expensive ones. I love it, but it doesn't usually seem to last more than one or two infusions.Trioxin wrote:Some Darjeelings do have an "asparagus" type taste and smell that will settle down after the fist brew. Usually its the higher end "tippy"ones. I myself search these out.