Review: Golden Tips Tea Golden Orange Pekoe

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Its OK"Refreshing, clean and easy on the palette would summarize this tea and it would make a perfect afternoon tea to accompany cakes etc"
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Another pleasant offering from Golden Tips Tea, easy to find on their website. I always like the fact that they also divide Indian teas by area (Kangra, Nilgiri etc) and offer brief and simple, yet informative information about the teas as well as clear brewing instructions. However I would have like to have seen a picture of the leaves as well as the packaging.

The dried leaves are nicely shaped, with a good curl and a smattering of tips visible, which always bodes well I think. I found the dried leaves to have quite a chocolatey scent which I was not expecting, though there was also a hint of muscatel if you sniffed hard enough!

I brewed with boiling water from 3-5 minutes as instructed and would say 4 is the optimum brewing time for this tea. The liquor is a clear rich golden amber and pleasantly fragrant with high muscatel notes over a warmer chocolatey base. Flavorsome to drink, this tea is crisp and clear. None of the flavors are particularly omnipresent but you do get that little bit of muscatel and the chocolatey character coming though.

Refreshing, clean and easy on the palette would summarize this tea and it would make a perfect afternoon tea to accompany cakes etc as it is clean on the palette as well as the lovely color of the liquor being perfect for delicate china cups. An enjoyable tea that would be suitable basic in a tea cupboard, though not outstanding.

— To purchase Golden Tips Tea Golden Orange Pekoe, 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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