Giddapahar Classic Autumn Black

description

It's not often that you come across a soft-style chinary tea in Darjeeling. Giddapahar, however, has mastered the art of making immensely palate-friendly teas from its chinary bushes and has produced this autumnal that is exceptional in its class. This black tea is immensely soft and smooth. The soft-style, as well as the gentle floral flavor, make it extremely palate-friendly.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Marked by notes lifted notes of cut grass, fresh bark, and waxy flowers

appearance

Honey

taste

The liquor is immensely smooth, well-balanced, and velvety. Notes of waxy flowers are discernible throughout the length of the cup, accompanied by some nutty nuances. Hints of wood appear briefly around the edges and fade quickly.

COMPLEMENTS

Sandwiches, bagel, glazed doughnut, croissant, crepes, biscotti

dry leaf

aroma

Lifted notes spider lily and dried wood

appearance

Marked by notes of wood and stone fruit

infusion

aroma

Marked by notes of cooked beans

appearance

Bright coppery-olive leaves

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

180 fl oz

85-90 oF

1.5 tsp / 2.5 g

4 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

Lemon

PICKING DATE
Oct 25, 2016
TIME OF DAY
Afternoon
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
Autumn
SPECIALTY
Chinary
SKU AFGPCHB | GRADE FTGFOP1 | INVOICE EX-98

6 Reviews

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Likes

  • Smooth Body 4
  • Great Aroma 3
  • High Quality 2
  • Freshness 2
  • Unique Flavor Profile 0

Dislikes

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

Best Served

  • Anytime 3
  • Dessert Tea 1
  • Evening 1
  • Afternoon 1
  • Morning 0

Laurence

Nov. 25, 2016

Good, quite strong for a Darjeeling

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body.

Nice tea, which I got as a free sample. It can get quite strong without going bitter. Overall recomended.

Tina

July 3, 2016

Fresh

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body.

Best Served : Anytime.

Very nice fresh tea. Because of its freshness reminds me on green tea. I add lemon and brown sugar and it's great combo for me. You can drink it anytime you want.

&amp

Dec. 8, 2015

An Incredible Offering

Likes : Great Aroma.

Best Served : Anytime.

An excellent tea with a complex and delicious profile, full and rounded notes with underlying sensations of muscat grapes and tangy sweet nuances. A hint of blackberry and almond is present as well. It has a lasting and very soothing finish. The flavor is light and fresh, with notes of apricot and spice. Hints of tropical fruit and flowers accentuate a lingering aroma as it cools in the cup.

Lida

Feb. 27, 2015

Eminently respectable, but not a drop-dead dazzler

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Afternoon, Evening, Dessert Tea.

A superbly balanced blend of sweetness and spiciness that yields a flavorful brew. It works for me as afternoon, evening, or dessert fare because it lacks a certain vigor I prefer for morning.

Lance

Dec. 5, 2014

Almost exactly what I was looking for

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Dislikes : Weak.

Best Served : Anytime.

The Giddapahar China Darjeeling is a very well balanced tea. It has a full bodied flavor without being overpowering or becoming bitter. My only complaint -- and I'm probably just being picky here -- is that when I steep the leaves for a second cup, the outcome is noticeably weaker than the first cup. Regardless, this is a wonderfully mellow black tea that I'll certainly order again.

Fabien

Jan. 2, 2014

Scrumptious!

A long-time aficionado of Giddapahar teas, I am not disappointed with this Autumn Flush. The leaves, once slightly awoken with sprinkles of water, reveal aromas of freshly baked butter biscuits and malted barley. The taste is powerful with a very sweet mid-palate. Aromas of hazelnut but also melon, mango, and butternut all blend well in this morning tea that has absolutely no astringency. The 2nd infusion reveals greener aromas reminiscent of courgette and sweet corn. Love it!

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