Review: Golden Tips Tea Queen of Hills Premium Darjeeling Tea

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Thumbs up!"Luxury in a cup. A perfect tea."
CJ’s Teaview: 10/10
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Darjeeling tea has an elegant nickname:  "The champagne of teas."  Well, I don't like champagne.  And I certainly don't like "black" teas that don't look black.  Darjeeling tea leaves are on the pale side.  This Queen of Hills Premium Darjeeling by Golden Tips even had some yellow, or, beige colored pieces.  I doubted I would like it.  I had decidedly preconceived notions that only dark amber liquids were worth drinking.

So, why did I try Queen of Hills (QH) ?  Because the leaves smelled so delicious--like vanilla with a secondary trace  of a delicate-smelling flower, like a carnation.

Brewed, the floral aroma of  (QH) intensified and turned into roses.  Suddenly I felt the need to put away my giant, terracotta mug and retrieve my Ironstone china cups and saucers.  On my way back to the pot, I was overcome by the smell of this tea.  The marketers at Golden Tips were not kidding when they boasted, "we pay special attention to preserve the aroma, which is so inherent to fine teas. "  I felt as though I were in an English garden in the summer time, wearing pearls, a straw hat, and white gloves.

Despite my fancy feeling, I greedily slurped  my cup of QH, making a horrible noise.  I did it again, with abandon.  What a tea!  I wanted to bathe in it.  After downing the entire pot, I stuck my nose in it.  Though the taste was exceptional, I did rather enjoy the smell better.  Since researchers say that the sense of taste is 75 percent of what we smell, does it matter?

Pinkies up to Golden Tips for capturing and packaging such luxury.  This tea  is a "10."

 

— 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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