Review: Golden Tips Thurbo Moonlight Darjeeling

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Its OK"Maybe I had my expectations set too high but my first sip was flat and a bit of a let down. The second was a bit better but still not as well rounded or layered as I expect a good Darjeeling to be. "
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goldentipslogoI can't rave enough about Golden Tips. They have been in business since 1933 and one of the best places to get Indian teas. My sample today is not only from one of my favorite tea companies but it is also from one of my favorite estates and a Second or Summer Flush no less. I have high hopes for this tea.

The leaves themselves are long, fluffy and range in color from an olive green to chocolate brown to gold. The dry aroma is sweet with the smell of clover but is without the fruitiness that I look forward to in a Second Flush.

I set it up to brew using 190 degree water and a steep time of 4 minutes. The resulting liquor is a rich golden brown and the aroma is now all I was looking for. It has a sweet nuttiness to it along with a hint of fruitiness.

Maybe I had my expectations set too high but my first sip was flat and a bit of a let down. The second was a bit better but still not as well rounded or layered as I expect a good Darjeeling to be. It has a grainy taste with a bit of nuttiness that is nice. The aftertaste however has a bitterness to it that I don't particularly like.

Now don't get me wrong. I wouldn't turn down a cup of this tea but it isn't one that I could go looking for or stock for my own personal use. I just don't expect that the best part of a cup of tea will be its aroma.

— To purchase Golden Tips Thurbo Moonlight Darjeeling, 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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