|"This is an enjoyable Darjeeling that I can easily see sipping while reading a book or working on the computer. "|
Visually this is quite the pretty tea with leaves of a variety of colors. They range from a light yellowish green all the way to a dark olive green. The dry nose is rather grassy. The first thing that I noticed when I was measuring out the tea for my pot is that it is rather dusty.
Golden Tips is wonderful in that there are brewing instructions for every tea they have on their site. I only wish that all vendors would do the same. A baseline is wonderful to start with then I can do all the tweaking that I like. Following the instructions resulted in the reddish brown brew that one expects from a Darjeeling. There isn't really an aroma to speak off other then the generic aroma that I associate with tea.
This brews up into a heavier tea then I usually expect from a darjeeling having a medium mouthfeel. This is a smooth tea with underlying hints of cocoa. What stands out the most is that there is a metallic aftertaste that lingers. Not unpleasant just surprising from the taste of the tea on the front.
This is an enjoyable darjeeling that I can easily see sipping while reading a book or working on the computer. It doesn't take a lot of attention which is just what I need at times.
— To purchase Golden Tips Tea Upper Fagu Tea, Tippy Clonal, 1st Flush 2010, 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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