Review: Golden Tips Tea Glenburn Second Flush 2011 Darjeeling

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Thumbs up!"The flavor is not too assertive, but nor is it overly mild; rather it manages to strike a nice balance between the two. "
Vanessa’s Teaview: 7/10
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According to the Golden Tips website, the Glenburn estate is a 1600-acre plantation in the Darjeeling region. This 2011 harvest consists of long, narrow leaves that display an assortment of black, brown and green hues. The dry leaves are aromatic, offering a nice blend of woodsy, raisin, and muscatel notes. This tea was prepared by infusing leaves (one heaping teaspoon per eight-ounce cup) in boiling water for three minutes. The tea is a reddish-brown transparent color. The flavor is not too assertive, but nor is it overly mild; rather it manages to strike a nice balance between the two. This flavor is hard for me to describe, as I can't seem to pinpoint exactly what I am tasting here. The tea overall does deliver a sturdy black tea flavor. I guess I would describe this as having a woodsy and toasty flavor; other elements, such as caramel, malty, fruity etc that are sometimes used todescribe black tea are not particularly noticeable in this blend. I found this to be a decent tea, although nothing that I would get really excited about. This is a standard black tea, well-suited for drinking throughout the morning and afternoon. One thing I didn't particularly love about this tea was that it left a rather flat aftertaste in my mouth.

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