Doomni Gold Summer Black Tea

description

We love our Assam teas to be bold and imposing in the cup and that's just what you get with this summer pick. Being a tippy tea, there is an evident briskness and buoyancy to the flavors, making it the perfect choice to perk up a lazy morning.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Marked by notes of ripe cherry, malt, and white lily

appearance

Dark amber

taste

The liquor is bold, quite astringent and brisk throughout. While notes of wood and nutmeg are discernible in the middle, astringency dominates the cup. The aftertaste, however, is sweet.

COMPLEMENTS

A hearty breakfast spread of fresh fruit, buttered toast, sables, croissants and Spanish omelettes.

dry leaf

aroma

Creamy and baked

appearance

Small, curly black leaves with abundant golden tips

infusion

aroma

Marked by subtle vegetal notes resembling cooked beans

appearance

Dark brown leaves; some with olive green hues

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

180 fl oz

85-90 oF

2.0 tsp / 2.5 g

4 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

Honey

Lemon

Sugar

PICKING DATE
Jun 02, 2016
TIME OF DAY
Morning
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
Second
SKU AXSFDNGB | GRADE GTGFBOP1 | INVOICE OR-267
CERTIFICATIONS


11 Reviews

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Likes

  • Great Aroma 8
  • Freshness 5
  • Smooth Body 4
  • High Quality 4
  • Unique Flavor Profile 4

Dislikes

  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 3
  • Strong 1
  • Weak 1
  • No Flavor 0

Best Served

  • Morning 5
  • Afternoon 1
  • Anytime 1
  • Dessert Tea 0
  • Evening 0

Brenda

April 21, 2016

Sweet and flavorful

Likes : Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Similar to the Doomni Special Summer Black, I enjoyed this a lot with milk. Remove the peaches and add the dates and nutmeg and it makes for a great tea. I probably liked it more than the special, but they were both good. Reviewed as part of theTeabox subscription program.

Matt

April 6, 2016

Wonderful aroma.

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

An excellent tea; great with honey. Reviewed as part of theTeabox subscription program.

ccreight

March 11, 2016

Great breakfast tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Great strong cup for breakfast. Reviewed as part of theTeabox subscription program.

Andrew

March 11, 2016

Fruity and caffeinated

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning.

Definitely pick up on the Dates both in the aroma and the palate, and found it to be another smooth tea. More caffeine than some of the others, but quite enjoyed it.

Stephen

Feb. 22, 2016

A solid-bodied morning tea

Likes : Great Aroma.

Dislikes : Strong, Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning.

Assam is not my usual 'go-to' tea, but I did enjoy this. The quality was evident; it had a good 'weight' and richness to it. Some maltiness and a little sweetness. A beautiful colour that deserved a glass cup for a good view! I prefer my teas black without sweetening and I found this a little robust after the full 5 minutes, tending on bitterness. After 4 minutes' steep it made a better 'start-of-the-day' drink. The caffeine was evident even after 4 minutes (a problem for me, a boon for others!)

Julia

Jan. 1, 2016

Dark Honey Nutmeg Assam

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Tiny, multicolored, curled-up leaves with a faint, sweet, nutty aroma. The packet suggests aroma of dates for the brewed tea, but I get more of a strong honey aroma. Not light honey; more like the dark raw kind. Almost overpowering. The palate is spicy and astringent, with hints of nutmeg and honey. Definitely high caffeine. I don't drink milk, but I think this tea would be good with it. Reviewed as part of theTeabox subscription program.

Leo

Oct. 27, 2015

A nice, balanced tea

Likes : Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime.

I found this tea to be well-balanced. It wasn't overly bitter or earthy but not too mild either. The flavors were prominent but didn't taste overbearing. It's definitely what I liked with a black tea that has bold flavor without a lot going on.

Martin Eger

Oct. 8, 2015

A very solid breakfast tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning.

My two favorite Assam Summer teas this year are this lovely BOP grade from Doomni estate, and an the FOP grade tea from Halmari. I give this tea the node for a fitting my standards for a breakfast tea. It is nice and malty with a honey sweetness, has a rather thick body--even when steeped for 3 min. (I take it black usually), and has a peppery bite and medium astringency to balance things out. If brewed for 5 min, it makes milk very well.

Ann

March 12, 2015

Good Afternoon Tea

Likes : Freshness.

Dislikes : Weak.

Best Served : Afternoon.

This was a tasty tea although a little on the light side for an Assam. It would make a great afternoon tea. Nice flavor .

Marek

Feb. 24, 2015

full bodied kick-off

Likes : Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Morning.

This is a nice rich and full tea, with some typical aromas. Malty, toffeey, bright redish in colour and with long-lasting aftertaste. A little bit bitter, but it fits well with its overall character. If you are looking for a heavier Assam, this might be your choice :-)

dick

Oct. 14, 2014

Looks as good as it tastes

Likes : Great Aroma.

Best Served : Morning.

This tea really looks spectacular, the mixed small light golden and dark brown broken leaves But when you finally dare to pour water over it, you will find it is a really strong and rich flavoured tea, without bitterness!

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