Review: Golden Tips Tea Summer Flush Tea

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Thumbs up!"A sturdy black tea with a brisk and bold flavor profile; comparable, although far superior, to the flavor one might find in a standard supermarket variety teabag tea"
Vanessa’s Teaview: 7/10
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Summer Flush Tea is a Darjeeling variety offered by Golden Tips Tea. From what I can see on their website, this tea is offered only in combination packages and cannot be purchased individually.
The dry tea leaves are mostly dark brown in color, with an occasional fleck of green. The leaves are long and wiry, with a strong aroma that offers both muscatel and caramel notes. I prepared this tea in my Breville One-Touch teamaker using boiling water and a three minute infusion. The tea is a dark brown color, suggestinga heartier flavor profile than your lighter first-flush Darjeelings. As I was pouring the tea from the teapot, I couldn't help but notice the wonderfully crisp and almost lemon-like aroma that wafted off the infused tea leaves. This tea is a sturdy black tea with a brisk and bold flavor profile. Muscatel notes are evident combined with heavier caramel notes, true to the aroma of the dried leaves. This tea is a great morning brew and I found it to be a self-drinker that needed no milk or sugar added. As I reflect back on this tea, I think it offers a flavor profile that is comparable, although far superior, to the flavor one might find in a standard supermarket variety teabag tea. However, where those supermarket teas often fail in that they consist of dust and tea fannings that easily become stale and overbrewed, this tea manages to stay fresh and brisk while offering a high-quality drinking experience. This tea is equally enjoyable as a hot tea and an iced tea. I am not sure I would go to the Golden Tips website to specifically purchase this tea, but I would certainly consider adding it to my shopping cart if I was purchasing other items from them already.

— To purchase Golden Tips Tea Summer Flush Tea, 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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