Giddapahar Classic Summer Chinary Black Tea

description

The Giddapahar estate is known for its high quality teas, with their second flush reputed for its sweetly scented and fruity-floral flavors. This season's second flush is, as expected, flavorful yet complex, layered with notes of ripe mangoes and spices.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Burnt wood, notes of raisin and hints of toasted nuts

appearance

Amber

taste

The liquor is brisk, with soft sweetness. Mellow notes of fire wood, slightly astringent. Ripe mangoes emerge in the middle and stay for a while. The flavors are layered, and feel ample in the mouth with spice undernotes.

COMPLEMENTS

Croissants, muffins, toast, sables and puff pastry.

dry leaf

aroma

Sweet, spice, toasty, hints of honey

appearance

Wiry, medium-sized, blackish-brown leaves some brown open leaves.

infusion

aroma

Burnt wood and fruity

appearance

Semi open, coppery leaves with olive green hues

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

6 fl oz

185-194 oF

2.0 tsp / 2.5 g

4 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

Sugar

Honey

Milk

PICKING DATE
Jun 10, 2017
TIME OF DAY
Evening
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
Second
SPECIALTY
Chinary
SKU SFGPCSB | GRADE FTGFOP1 | INVOICE EX-10
CERTIFICATIONS


14 Reviews

Likes

  • Great Aroma 10
  • Unique Flavor Profile 7
  • Freshness 6
  • Smooth Body 5
  • High Quality 4

Dislikes

  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 4
  • Weak 2
  • No Flavor 1
  • Strong 1

Best Served

  • Afternoon 5
  • Anytime 2
  • Dessert Tea 1
  • Morning 1
  • Evening 0

vaclav burda

July 5, 2017

Full taste with blooming and light honey tones.

Likes : Great Aroma.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Afternoon.

Excellent Darjeeling tea from the summer harvest, a high quality leaf with a reasonable amount of tips, a complex, full taste with blooming and light honey tones.

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.

Cloud

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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