Giddapahar Special Summer Muscatel Black Tea

description

This muscatel tea is all personality. Its flavors are not complex, but definitely persistent. It has a luscious mouthfeel, a dense and vibrant profile, and that is everything that we look forward to in a Darjeeling muscatel black tea.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Soft, toasty and sweet, marked by notes of licorice and dried goji berry.

appearance

Amber

taste

The liquor starts out on a crisp, tart fruit note. Oak-like attributes emerge in the middle along with tannins that lend a sour quality to the brew. The liquor also suggests the presence of notes of fresh plum, raw guava, and red rose in the middle, but these elements fade away quickly and render a clean, melon rind-like finish.

COMPLEMENTS

Semi-hard cheeses, pasta, Greek salad, pancake, waffles, nuts, savory pies.

dry leaf

aroma

Top note of dried stone fruit, malt, and notes of toasted nuts in the release

appearance

Medium-sized, tightly-rolled, blackish-brown leaves; some with tips

infusion

aroma

Soured notes resembling plums and dried berries

appearance

Broken, russet-colored leaves

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

180 fl oz

85-90 oF

2.0 tsp / 2.5 g

3 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

Lemon

Sugar

PICKING DATE
Jun 13, 2016
TIME OF DAY
Morning
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
Second
SPECIALTY
Muscatel
SKU SFGPMSB | GRADE SFTGFOP1 | INVOICE DJ-46

7 Reviews

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Likes

  • Great Aroma 5
  • High Quality 5
  • Freshness 5
  • Smooth Body 4
  • Unique Flavor Profile 3

Dislikes

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

Best Served

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

Brenda

Dec. 5, 2016

Array of flavors

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

This tea is fruity, sweet and has a nice aroma when dry. I also liked the aroma when steeped, where you can notice the different aspects of it. There is an array of different flavors that come out in the taste which made it quite interesting.

&amp

June 12, 2016

A Very Good One Indeed

Likes : High Quality.

Best Served : Morning.

The aroma is fresh. The liquor is clean, well rounded, and balanced throughout. It is sweet with a great touch of pleasant astringency. Also, a light fruitiness with just a touch of sweetness, reminding one of the musky scent of ripe mangos. The aroma is like a bouquet of flowers. Smooth, delicate with a intricate honey like sweetness, the tea is characteristic of wonderful aroma of sweet fruits with absolutely no astringency. The leaves are majestic and fluffy with a wiry texture, beaming with long silver tips and the liquor is golden. A wonderful choice for a morning tipple.

Yoshinori

May 22, 2016

Strong grape aroma & Slight astregent.

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime, Dessert Tea.

A good muscatel tea,having strong muscate aroma, slight astrigent. Typical muscatel with reasonable price.

Andrew

May 14, 2016

Full & Smooth

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime.

Full and well rounded, very smooth and with a hint of plum. Definitely taste that touch of fire, which is a slight smokiness on the palate.

Marissa

Dec. 25, 2015

Smooth

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

Best Served : Morning.

Very smooth, robust with the tiniest hint of smoke. Great for a morning cuppa.

Piotr

Nov. 10, 2015

Beautiful!

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

Best Served : Morning.

Well rounded, complex, very smooth and slightly sweet. Great for a light morning tea.

Lauren

Aug. 5, 2015

Berry feast in a summer forest

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Last tasting of the Enthusiast July box! Complex hues of brown bearing green, red or even purple make it a delight to open the bag. Dry aromas are brisker than the other two teas, definitely on the woody side with a further inclination towards berries like blackberry. The cup boasts a golden brown dress with copper reflections after 4min steeping at 85°C with low-mineral water. Tastewise, I found this garden the darker of the three, although still sweet with just the right amount of tannins (astringency depends 90% on the water you choose) and notes of plum and cherry on top of roasted hazelnut. Today was a very happy morning!

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