Review: TeaFrog Darjeeling Goomtee FTGFOP-1

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Thumbs up!"This is interesting yet basic enough I could drink it consistently throughout the week and at any time during the day."
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teafrogWhile I have had a few Darjeelings, my Indian black tea experiences have primarily been with Assam leaves, but you can't truly be a tea aficionado unless you know about the "Champagne of Teas." This particular tea is from the Goomtee estate, and if you don't know what that funzies moniker on the end means, chances are my deciphering it for you won't be very helpful, so I suggest you go to Wikipedia (because we all know how accurate that is), and read their article on Orange Pekoe. If you're too lazy for that, know that in short, this is a quality, high-grade leaf.

The leaves are the blend of brown black, and light green typical to a quality black estate tea. I poured 6 ounces of boiling water over a rounded teaspoon of the leaf and left it for three minutes, leaving myself with a cup that smells of citrus and flowers, an appealing scent that creates anticipation for the upcoming cup.

The flavour of this tea is mild yet complex, demonstrating nutty, floral, and citrus characteristics. I made a second steep the same way as the first, and the result was pleasing: a cup very similar to the first but less tangy and smoother. By the third steep, the leaves had all but given up, so I will stick with two for the rest of my sample.

The whole cup through I thought about the fact that this tea is knows as the "Champagne of Teas" and about how that phrase makes absolute sense, at least with this leaf. This is interesting yet basic enough I could drink it consistently throughout the week and at any time during the day.

— To purchase TeaFrog Darjeeling Goomtee FTGFOP-1, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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