Review: Golden Tips Tea Pride of Darjeeling

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Thumbs up!"I would drink this tea again and would do so without complaint, however Golden Tips tea offers many other Darjeelings that I personally found far superior to this particular tea"
Vanessa’s Teaview: 7/10
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This tea comes with quite the promise of a great experience, with the Golden Tips website saying "this is one of the best offerings from the world's most famous tea growing region". Having been on a Darjeeling kick of sorts lately, this statement got me pretty excited. The dry blend has a nice blend of colors amongst the leaves. While most are darkish brown in color, there is an occasional goldish-tan or sivelery-green fleck present too. I brewed this tea following the website directions, using boiling water and a three minute steep time. This tea does have the characteristic muscatel flavor that is the hallmark of any decent Darjeeling. And while the muscatel flavor is prominent, the tea didn't really excite me that much. I found myself unimpressed with the flatness of this tea; when compared to other Darjeelings that just exude freshness with a little bit of a green/springy flavor, this tea is pretty one-dimensional and just seems flat. After reading the website description of this tea, I was hoping that I would really love this tea, but in truth I found myself describing it as a generic tea flavor without any special attributes. Don't get me wrong...I would drink this tea again and would do so without complaint, however Golden Tips tea offers many other Darjeelings that I personally found far superior to this particular tea, so I wouldn't recommend that this particular tea be the one you order from the.

— To purchase Golden Tips Tea Pride of Darjeeling, 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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