Review: Golden Tips Tea Queen of Hills Premium Darjeeling Tea

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Exactly where Golden Tips Teas Queen of Hills tea leaves come from is a bit ambiguous, but I can tell you where it belongs – in my cupboard.

This premium Darjeeling tea is actually a blend of leaves picked from high elevation estates in the Himalayas. The leaves themselves are like a pot luck blend made up of twigs and both light and dark broken leaf pieces. What taste will come out of these leaves after I steep my teaspoon for three minutes?

Surprisingly, the aroma of the liquor is extremely sweet, with some pretty strong plum notes. It’s a beautiful bright copper color with all of those great characteristics typical of Darjeeling. The lighter plum and darker malt flavor notes are all nicely balanced and there’s certainly a nice brisk texture, with just that right amount of astringency to wake up the tongue. In fact this tea goes down very easily, with a cleaner finish than what I’m used to in darker teas. I’ve been drinking quite a bit of this and I don’t recall any cups that were bitter. I think given the steeping methods and its well rounded flavor characteristics, it’s probably a hard tea even for a beginner to go wrong with.

Although the flavor isn’t anything to write home about, it’s like a comfort food that’s easy to make and satisfies my craving anytime I need it to. A very safe bet to keep on hand for whenever that darker tea craving strikes.



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