Giddapahar Special Summer Black Tea

description

The teas from Giddapahar are always just brisk enough and fill the mouth with flavors. This summer tea has classic second flush Darjeeling attributes of wood and dried fruit, but this season, they are fuller and brighter than usual.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Burnt wood in the attack followed by notes of plum, dried cherry and slight hints of toasted nuts.

appearance

Dark amber

taste

The liquor is soft and starts out sweet. Mellow notes of fire wood and dried red fruit, similar to dried apricots and peaches, emerge in the middle and stay for a while. The flavors are clear, layered, and feel ample in the mouth.

COMPLEMENTS

Puff pastry, croissants, muffins, studle, scrambled eggs, buttered toast and sables.

dry leaf

aroma

Sweet and toasty

appearance

Well-rolled, blackish-brown leaves mixed with brown-colored leaf flakes.

infusion

aroma

Burnt wood and green beans

appearance

Mix of russet and olive-colored leaves

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

180 fl oz

85-90 oF

2.5 tsp / 2.5 g

3 mins

Recommended number of steeps - two

condiments

Drink Plain

Honey

Lemon

Sugar

PICKING DATE
Jun 01, 2016
TIME OF DAY
Morning
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
Second
SPECIALTY
Chinary
SKU SFGPCSB | GRADE FTGFOP1 | INVOICE EX-39

13 Reviews

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Likes

  • Great Aroma 9
  • Unique Flavor Profile 7
  • Freshness 6
  • Smooth Body 5
  • High Quality 4

Dislikes

  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 3
  • Weak 2
  • No Flavor 1
  • Strong 1

Best Served

  • Afternoon 4
  • Anytime 2
  • Dessert Tea 1
  • Morning 1
  • Evening 0

Thaea

Sept. 18, 2016

Flavourful but mellow

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

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

I got this tea in the breakfast collection and I LOVE it! It has a lovely complex flavour profile- malt, a bit of fruit, a bit of nut, and a hint of vanilla at the back. It is not as dark as some other breakfast teas but it is still richly flavoured and full-bodied. But what really sets it apart is that is still has a nice mellowness to it. I was very relaxed while enjoying every flavour in this tea.

Sarah

May 19, 2016

Enjoyed this one

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Afternoon.

This tea is refreshing, light.

Makena

Dec. 11, 2015

Very distinct sweet aroma

Likes : Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

It has a very distinct sweet aroma without actually being sweet. Tastes very nutty, almost kind of spicy, and has a fuller taste than a typical black tea. Reviewed as part of theTeabox subscription program.

claudia_credeur

Dec. 1, 2015

Most enjoyable !

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

Best Served : Anytime.

Having sampled quite a few teas, the tea was simply outstanding for me. It met all my expectations of a good tea for me.

Ian

Nov. 15, 2015

Yum!

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime.

The tea is really quite full bodied in the mouth, and just has buckets of flavour. The fact that it tastes a bit like caramel without the calories is a bonus!

Jessica

Oct. 16, 2015

Lovely light afternoon tea

Likes : Freshness, High Quality.

Dislikes : Weak.

Best Served : Afternoon, Dessert Tea.

Brewed up a nice, light tea that would be lovely with cookies. A little malty, a little astringent.

Erin

Sept. 24, 2015

A solid black

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

This blend has longer tea leaves that burst with a fruity aroma. When steeped, it turns to a wonderful black, and the fruity scent only increases. It is a delightful blend, but I do recommend adding honey to it, because it will turn bitter very quickly if it is steeped for too long.

Stephen

Sept. 6, 2015

Four and a half stars!

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

I found this to be a lovely 'classic' Darjeeling with a wonderful thyme and lavender aroma to the dry leaf. A fresh, lightly fruited and very clean tasting Darjeeling that (for me at least) benefits from slightly less dry leaf that suggested on the packet. It certainly brightened my afternoon! (Drunk without milk or sugar)

Jessica

Aug. 24, 2015

Perfectly Darjeeling

Likes : Unique Flavor Profile.

Exactly what I expected from a Darjeeling: smoky, a little bitter or green, and crisp. Would make a perfect afternoon tea.

Francesco

Aug. 12, 2015

An ideal afternoon tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

I very much enjoyed drinking this Darjeeling. Its medium strength makes it an ideal afternoon tea, with a bit of sugar added to it. Peek through the muslin bag and you'll see the whole leaves opening up to release their aroma and freshness for you.

Sergey

March 17, 2015

Barely noticeable aroma

Dislikes : No Flavor, Weak.

To me this tea was very plain and with a barely noticeable aroma. I tried brewing it for longer period, but still the taste was pretty blank. Will not recommend.

Polemnia

Aug. 27, 2014

Bitter, Astringent

Dislikes : Strong.

My impression of this tea did not match the other reviewer at all. The first aroma that hit me when I lifted the cup was that of smelly feet. I brewed for just 4 min, and yet the flavor was harsh, bitter, and astringent.

g.manginis

July 11, 2014

A fruity, flowery tea

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body.

Best Served : Afternoon.

Beautiful smooth mouth with a buttery consistency and lingering scent of roses. An afternoon tea for contemplation rather than pick-me-up. Sweet and pleasant.

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