Review: Golden Tips Giddapahar Muscatel

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goldentipsmuscateldarjIt's no secret that while I love Darjeeling in all of its many forms, my favorite has to be the Second Flush. It tends to be a bit more bold and oh that delicious muscatel. And since I tend to be partial to muscatel, one of my favorite estates is Giddapahar which is a smaller estate known for it.

My sample today was picked on June 8th, 2014. It is composed of thin, wiry leaves that are blackish brown with a few lighter, golden leaves. It has a fresh scent that is strong on the muscatel. I set it up to brew using 195 degree water and a steep time of 3 minutes.

The resulting liquor is a dark golden brown with the fragrance of apples, caramel and grapes. Definitely an aroma worth savoring. The taste is equally one to savor. With just a hint of a dry top note, darjeeling has a well rounded flavor profile with a pleasant fruitiness, a sweet caramel and a bit of astringency to clear the palette. This tea also has a nice complexity with the fruitiness morphing between apples, plums and a slight 'grapiness' of wine.

This is a great tea to drink at any time of the day and it has gone on my wish list for Golden Tips. Speaking of Golden Tips, they are a well established tea company based in India with quite a variety of teas. It's definitely easy to build up a wish list with this company.

— To purchase Golden Tips Giddapahar Muscatel, 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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