Review: Golden Tips Tea Queen of Hills Premium Darjeeling Tea

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Thumbs up!"A reasonably priced Darjeeling that would be great for every day use."
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I just love the quiet mornings when I can savor a cup of tea without all the ruckus caused by the rest of my household. It is just for those mornings that I save some of samples that I have high expectations of. Today that sample is a Darjeeling from Golden Tips Tea. They have proven to have top drawer Darjeelings.

My sample, Queen of Hills, is actually very pretty with leaves ranging in color from a pale gold to a cocoa brown to a darker evergreen. The aroma is one of fresh green growing plants with a hint of grapes. I set it up using a water temp of 212 degrees and a steep time of 3 minutes. The liquor is a golden brown with a nutty aroma. Once I add a bit of rock sugar, I am also able to pick up a hint of a fruitiness.

This tea has a bit of a bite on the forefront to wake you up and then smooths out nicely. The notes in the middle are well rounded with some nuttiness. The ending is a dryness that lingers on for rather long time. It really encourages one to take that next sip. While there is more astringency to this tea then one usually finds in an Darjeeling I find that it adds to the overall experience.

While Queen of Hills isn't the best darjeeling I have tried, I found it to make up a pleasant cup of tea. It is also priced very reasonably so I could see myself picking some up for a darjeeling that I would reach for to drink at work.

— To purchase Golden Tips Tea Queen of Hills Premium Darjeeling 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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