Giddapahar Special Summer Muscatel Black Tea

description

The first summer Darjeeling tea, and the first muscatel of the season, this tea is setting the bar high for what to expect from the others. With better flavors than the last season, it’s a very good and very balanced muscatel.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Dates, toasty, sweet aromatic flowers, long notes of wood

appearance

Amber

taste

The liquor is full-bodied for a Darjeeling tea with sweet long notes of dates & aromatic flowers. The middle notes of burnt wood dominate this cup. Caramelized, soft notes of red rose, & our favourite muscatel taste is here in every sip.

COMPLEMENTS

Pan cakes, vanilla muffins, cucumber sandwich, semi-hard cheese

dry leaf

aroma

Top notes of dates, raisin, firewood, chocolate, spice

appearance

Medium sized, well rolled black leaves with sheen, some tips

infusion

aroma

Marked by notes of spice, earth, notes of grapes

appearance

Broken, russet- coloured 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

Sugar

Honey

PICKING DATE
May 30, 2017
TIME OF DAY
Afternoon
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
Second
SPECIALTY
Chinary
SKU SFGPMSB | GRADE SFTGFOP1 | INVOICE EX-52

9 Reviews

Likes

  • Great Aroma 7
  • High Quality 6
  • Freshness 5
  • Smooth Body 4
  • Unique Flavor Profile 3

Dislikes

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

Best Served

  • Dessert Tea 3
  • Anytime 3
  • Morning 3
  • Afternoon 2
  • Evening 0

Kevin

April 19, 2017

How does a tea smell this amazing?

Likes : Great Aroma.

Dislikes : Weak.

Best Served : Afternoon, Dessert Tea.

My first muscatel started off with an amazing deep aroma that hinted of dark bitter sweet chocolate and woody oak. A simple black tea flavor that was moderate, not very strong and just a a little tart. I enjoyed this very much,

chuan

Dec. 18, 2016

like eating tropical fruits

Likes : Great Aroma, High Quality.

Dislikes : No Flavor.

Best Served : Afternoon, Dessert Tea.

I like this tea. It's just like eat juice tropical fruits when I drink it. And the muscatel aroma is so elegant which appears after fruits aroma. Thank you. Tea box.

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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