|"Even though I normally love teas from the Goomtee Estate, this one doesn't impress me though it looks to be a hit with quite a few folks as it is sold out."|
I have to admit that I wasn’t even quite sure what a darjeeling was when I first started reviewing teas. It didn’t take long however before this delightful tea took its place as one of my favorite black teas. And the Goomtee Estate just happens to be one of the estates that I favor so getting a chance to sample this particular tea is a real treat.
I just love it when my sample comes in a dark vacuum package as the tea tends to stay fresh. The leaves of this tea are mainly a dark cocoa brown with a few spring green leaves. The dry leaves don’t have much of an aroma, just a faint musk. I set the leaves up to brew using 195 degree water and a steep time of 2 minutes. The resulting liquor is golden brown with a wonderful grapey muscatel aroma.
With only a slight astringency, this tea has the medium mouth-feel that I have come to expect from a darjeeling. What I didn’t expect was the flatness of the flavor. Nothing really stands out besides a lingering earthy aftertaste and I don’t find particularly pleasant.
Even though I normally love teas from the Goomtee Estate, this one doesn’t impress me though it looks to be a hit with quite a few folks as it is sold out. I wouldn’t turn down a cup if it was offered though I would doctor it up by going heavy on the sweetener.
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