Review: Golden Tips Tea Summer Flush Tea

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Thumbs up!"Overt taste qualities are fruity sweet with floral notes just hinting around. Mostly, this is a fruity sweet tea with a full, ripe flavor and a pleasant astringency winding things up. "
Jamie’s Teaview: 7/10
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This Darjeeling offering from Golden Tips is nearly black in color with here and there a green or dark chocolate leaf and a few twigs as well.

The scent of the dry leaf is mellow and sweet with fruity notes apparent.

I used a teaspoon of leaf to 8 ounces of freshly boiled water and steeped for three minutes. I added just a little bit of sweetener to my tea. The liquor is deep orange/copper in color; dark for a Darjeeling. The flavor is smooth and very full in terms of body and taste both. There's a rich ripeness that is nearly plummy in flavor and this tea is definitely on the black tea end of the spectrum in terms of Darjeelings. There is hardly a hint of green-ness to this Darjeeling. It takes sweetener well but needs very little. Overt taste qualities are fruity sweet with floral notes just hinting around. Mostly, this is a fruity sweet tea with a full, ripe flavor and a pleasant astringency winding things up. The mouth tastes clean and refreshed after each sip.

This is a sturdy, full bodied Darjeeling that tastes full and rich and ripe as you would expect from a summer harvest. There is none of the playful capering of first flush Darjeeling and not much intrigue in terms of muscatel/green-ness in the flavor profile. This is a Darjeeling that would suit black tea lovers well. Enjoyable.

— 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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