Doomni Special Summer Black Tea

description

Doomni is one of three tea gardens in the Nalbari district of western Assam. Their summer blacks are renowned and this year’s tea exceeds expectations. It is one of the most exciting Assams we’ve got this season and well recommended whether you are new to this type of tea, or a connoisseur of these black teas.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Dates, hints of spice and herbs

appearance

Dark Amber

taste

Moderate briskness with notes of dates, malt, wood. The middle notes reveal hints of raisins with slight astringency. Mellow and soft sweetness follow in the undernotes. Slight dry at the end with hint of herbs and notes of spice.

COMPLEMENTS

A hearty breakfast spread, buttered toasts

dry leaf

aroma

Hints of cinnamon, caramelized, betel nut, toasted nuts

appearance

Tightly rolled, even black leaves with golden tips

infusion

aroma

Hints of henna leaves, beetle nut, spice

appearance

Semi open coppery leaves with green hues

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

6 fl oz

185-194 oF

1.5 tsp / 2.5 g

4 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Lemon

Drink Plain

Ice

Sugar

Honey

Milk

PICKING DATE
Jun 01, 2017
TIME OF DAY
Morning
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
Second
SPECIALTY
Assamica
SKU AXSFDNB | GRADE GTGFOP1 | INVOICE OR-188
CERTIFICATIONS


28 Reviews

Likes

  • Great Aroma 17
  • Smooth Body 14
  • High Quality 14
  • Freshness 12
  • Unique Flavor Profile 12

Dislikes

  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 4
  • Strong 4
  • Weak 2
  • No Flavor 0

Best Served

  • Anytime 14
  • Morning 7
  • Afternoon 5
  • Dessert Tea 3
  • Evening 3

Kevin

May 1, 2017

Bold and deep

Likes : Great Aroma.

Best Served : Anytime, Morning.

Great morning tea with an enticing aroma. Deep bold flavours work well with a hearty meal on a cold winter day. If i'm adding milk i like to make it stronger (2 teaspoons for a mug) as the milk dilutes the flavour. This tea also works really well with a few slices of lemon with a nice tart aftertaste.

Jan. 24, 2017

Excellent

The tea leaves are interesting to behold. The taste is great. I love the subtle sweet and fruity nature of Doomni Classic which puts it a step ahead of Doomni Gold for my taste.

Elise

Dec. 18, 2016

Unexpected!!

Likes : High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Strong.

Best Served : Anytime.

Looking at the specs for this tea I was hesitant, but what an unexpected surprise!! The full body combination of vegetables allowed for a flavor that works for anytime of the day. Love this tea!

Dec. 16, 2016

love it with a little milk

Likes : Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime, Morning.

I drink all kinds of tea - and lots of it (6-8 cups a day) but in the morning I really want a cup or two of strong black tea that pairs well with milk. This tea is perfect for that!

Judy

Sept. 12, 2016

Great tea for everyday

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

Some of my family drinks tea with milk and sugar, and this one is so good for that. It's also great without either one. It's hard to over brew and ruin. I tell my family to make this one, because I know that we will all enjoy it, even if tastes and brewing skills differ.

Chun

Sept. 7, 2016

Versatile tea

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime.

good every time tea with well balanced flavor

Matt

Aug. 5, 2016

Wonderful anytime

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

Complex and very flavorful. Good aroma; great with honey

ben

May 10, 2016

Mellow and delicious

Likes : Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Afternoon, Evening.

This medium caffeine summer flush Assam makes a delicious afternoon cup. Smooth fresh-baked-bread undertones support a distinctly peachy flavour. Its a similar tone to the Harmutty and Coombergram medium caffeine summer blacks and ideal for an afternoon or evening refreshment.

Brenda

April 21, 2016

Sweet and good with milk

Likes : Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Aroma and flavor of peaches and honey - it was sweet and it had a pleasant of peaches. It went well with milk and sugar and I didn't have any issues with bitterness. I would definitely recommend it if you like black tea with milk. You could probably drink it without milk just fine too, but I prefer with milk so I didn't try it without. Reviewed as part of theTeabox subscription program.

David

April 12, 2016

Good accompaniment for sweets

Likes : Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Strong.

Best Served : Dessert Tea.

I don't add anything to my tea, but in this case, I believe it is best with a little added milk and sweetener. This tea has a quite a strong taste and would stand up well when paired with desserts. It is astringent, but not unpleasantly so. Which added milk, the aroma and aftertaste is very pleasant. As far as the peach and honey aroma, I personally don't smell that but it does have a somewhat sweet aroma.

Matt

April 6, 2016

Great black tea; wonderful aroma.

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Flavor is enhanced by honey. Just a little bitter so I made it less strong than directions Reviewed as part of theTeabox subscription program.

ccreight

March 11, 2016

Tastes great

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Tea holds up to sugar or honey and cream. Reviewed as part of theTeabox subscription program.

Andrew

March 11, 2016

Soft, Mellow, Honey

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime.

Really enjoyed the honey flavour, and found this to be quite smooth and mellow.

Piotr

Feb. 22, 2016

Excellent!

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Afternoon, Evening, Dessert Tea.

Delicate, sweet and fruity black tea. Fragrant, smooth and well balanced. Very nice!

&amp

Jan. 28, 2016

Exceptionally Flavorful

Likes : Great Aroma.

Best Served : Morning.

In the order which I made on January 10th of this year I was sent a sample packet of this particular Assan tea. I have now gone through the entire sample and found the overall this is a mellow yet bodied tea. It offers some notes of fruit compote and honey, and is rounded and fragrant with sweet notes of exotic fruits such as rambutan. The leaves are well with a aromatic nose on the dry leaf, reminding of ripe kumquat. The fragrance is toasty and nutty as well. I found that I liked to have it most in the mornings. I was glad to have been given the opportunity to sample it.

Zach

Jan. 14, 2016

Very Smooth & Sweet

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

It's amazing how much the peach and honey notes come out in the aroma and flavor of this tea. In the past I have preferred very strong CTC bold Assam tea-- this second flush came very close to converting me.

Xander

Jan. 6, 2016

Smells better than it tastes

Likes : Great Aroma.

Dislikes : Strong, Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime.

I think I enjoy smelling this tea more than actually drinking it. When following instructions (2tsp/6oz for 5 min) the tea comes out a bit strong, but also bland. It really needs honey in order to round out the flavor. If you do not want to use a sweetener, then I would recommend 1.5 tsp instead of 2. This will make it less strong, but more of the softer sweeter notes of the tea will shine through. Overall decent tea, but smell is better than the taste.

Julia

Jan. 1, 2016

Intense Honey (Peach) Assam

Likes : Freshness, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Strong.

Dry leaves are long and thin with a stone fruit aroma; they turn light brown when brewed. The packet says you should get honey and peach in the aroma, but I only get an overpowering honey scent. It's a little too much for me. I could only smell peach in the brewed leaves after they cooled. There is a light peach flavor in the palate; some smoothness with a dry finish. Overall I didn't like it. The honey aroma was too strong for me, but others might experience it differently. Reviewed as part of theTeabox subscription program.

Kim

Dec. 8, 2015

Nice tea with scones

Likes : Great Aroma.

Dislikes : Weak.

Best Served : Anytime.

I enjoyed the peach flavor

Jenny

Nov. 24, 2015

Perfect afternoon pick-me-up

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

Dislikes : Weak.

Best Served : Anytime, Afternoon.

Tasty anytime, though I've found it a perfect afternoon pick-me-up kind of tea. I found it a bit weak, but after increasing the amount per cup from the suggested amount it was lovely.

A

Sept. 14, 2015

A Nice Strong Assam

Likes : Great Aroma, High Quality.

Best Served : Morning.

This is a bracing tea, ideal for a morning sip.

Mariah

Aug. 10, 2015

So Amazing

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

Best Served : Anytime, Afternoon, Dessert Tea.

This is such a good tea! There's a hint of honey as the flavor fills your mouth, tempered by earthiness all while dancing on the line between too strong and not flavorful enough. This was my favorite tea from the box, to be honest. It's just so freaking good!

Alexander

July 14, 2015

I nice well balanced black tea.

Likes : Smooth Body.

Best Served : Anytime.

I haven't had a lot of exposure to teas from the Assam Region of India and I was certainly not disappointing. This tea has a very grass-like taste and is very smooth on the palate. I can brew the leaves 2-3 times before they fade in flavor which I really appreciate as it can stretch my tea that much further. I can drink this tea any time per day and it always provides a nice jolt of energy.

Marion

Feb. 6, 2015

Wake me up!

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Morning.

This is a delicious Assam tea with beautiful notes of sweet malt and honey. I prefer to drink it without milk as it is quite soft and elegant. Unfortunately it seems to be out of stock at the moment so I will have to wait a little while longer until I can sip again one of my favourite breakfast teas!

athhel

Nov. 4, 2014

A good tea for a quiet evening

Likes : Smooth Body.

Best Served : Evening.

Nice, light Assam tea. Good with a savoury biscuit.

Keena

Oct. 28, 2014

An excellent choice

Likes : Freshness, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime.

A nice strong Assam with a very pleasing fruitiness to it. Don't let it steep too long or the flavor range is lost.

Matthew

Oct. 4, 2014

Good for late morning or early afternoon

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

Like a lot of teas, this tea goes great with dried fruit. I prefer some orange and a little strawberry. Don't steep it too long! Has a really great flavor not like traditional back tea. Very rich and almost fruity.

Cindy

Aug. 3, 2014

Well rounded and Delicious

Likes : Smooth Body.

Best Served : Morning.

Black twisty tippy leaves dry with a delicate malty/fruity aroma. Wet, the lovely deep malt flavor of the leaves prevail. On first sip, I get the overwhelming feeling of “aaaaaah…..familiar”, which is why I love Assams! There is a wonderful maltiness and a touch of hoppiness (yay!) to this tea that creates a wholesome medium weight silken mouthfeel. Strangely, it is creamy, but also has a touch of astringency to it, that gently motivates you reach for your next sip. I am also finding a gentle top note of fruitiness that perhaps earlier in my tea explorations I would have missed. Hmmmm… this is a really nice Assam that I will consider ordering when the time comes to order from Teabox again! Flavors: Hops, Malt

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