Giddapahar Classic Spring Chinary Black Tea

description

Giddapahar is among the few gardens that still produce traditional styles of Darjeelings from old Chinary bushes. However, their Chinaries tend to be mellower, smoother, and aromatic than most. This season we particularly enjoyed the long floral length of this tea of theirs. It’s ample, smooth, bright, and fragrant, but gently so.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Floral and vegetal

appearance

Light amber

taste

The liquor is slightly brisk and has a pleasant assertiveness to it. It has a typical bright first flush character, defined by medium intensity notes of white flowers and greens.

COMPLEMENTS

Fresh fruit, vinaigrette-based salads, cucumber sandwich, Mediterranean foods

dry leaf

aroma

Marked by notes of white chocolate, flowers, and hints of spice.

appearance

Mix of well rolled greenish-black leaves, some with silver tips, and bright green cut leaves.

infusion

aroma

Floral and vegetal

appearance

Light green cut leaves

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

Lemon

Drink Plain

Sugar

Honey

PICKING DATE
Apr 13, 2017
TIME OF DAY
Anytime
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
First
SPECIALTY
Chinary
SKU FFGPSB | GRADE SFTGFOP1 | INVOICE EX-9

13 Reviews

Likes

  • Freshness 12
  • Great Aroma 8
  • Smooth Body 7
  • High Quality 7
  • Unique Flavor Profile 2

Dislikes

  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 3
  • Weak 2
  • No Flavor 0
  • Strong 0

Best Served

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

Mohan

Aug. 27, 2017

A moderately priced fragrant first flush Darjeeling

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

Best Served : Anytime.

Got this tea as a sample and loved the tea. Similar to MARGARET'S HOPE CLASSIC SPRING BLACK TEA, very fragrant, very flavorful and moderately priced. Highly recommended.

Nicholas

Aug. 11, 2017

Prominent White Flower Notes

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, High Quality.

The description of this tea mentions white flowers, and that is definitely what I am getting from it. It is very bright, and heavy on the high, floral notes. It is brisk, but not in the way an Assam is; this tea is brisk in the attack, right when you first sip it. It is delicious overall and redolent with white flowers.

Robert

July 18, 2017

Giddapahar the Great

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

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Afternoon, Evening, Dessert Tea.

Giddapahar has been producing great offerings for all seasons, and this is no different. It is a delicate, floral Spring flush that is quite smooth from start to finish.

Piotr

March 12, 2016

Light and fresh black tea

Likes : Freshness.

Dislikes : Weak.

Best Served : Evening.

Very delicate, slightly vegetal, rather close to a green oolong.

Andrea

Feb. 10, 2016

Yummy

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body.

Best Served : Anytime.

This is a very light tea. Very light. But it still has a full mouth feel and absolutely NO bitter taste. This is definitely a number 1 for me!! A sweet vegetable taste, with a slight earthy feel. Will definitely want to reorder!

Tina

Jan. 12, 2016

Nice and fresh tea

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

Best Served : Anytime.

This black tea is very nice and fresh. You can feel little fruity taste at the end. I added little sugar and milk in it and it was perfect for me. I got this tea in subscription program.

Rachel

Jan. 3, 2016

Light and fresh

Likes : Freshness.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

A very "green" tea - I definitely tasted the green flavors in this one. Tasted light and fresh. The flip-side is that is became bitter when oversteeped. Reviewed as part of theTeabox subscription program.

Alexandra Kimmel

Nov. 19, 2015

Really special tea!

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

Best Served : Anytime.

I am not a great expert in teas (yet) and i didn't know that a tea can be so fresh and so green-looking while being actually black tea! It has a very delicate aroma and is very mild. Not overly grassy (as happens sometimes with green teas) , refreshing and tasty! It has low caffein but has very rich and deep taste. You can drink it any time of the day due to low caffeine. I think that it will be a good choice for the people, who enjoy Oolongs.

Karina

Nov. 9, 2015

Sweet fresh and green

Likes : Unique Flavor Profile.

This tea had the aroma of sweet peas. The flavor profile was fresh, like spring greens and hint of astringency in the finish. Reviewed as part of the Teabox subscription program.

Gabriel

Oct. 21, 2015

Good smooth black tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

A nice, fairly clean-finishing black. Sweet and musty-smelling while dry, it blooms up to a light but full-flavored liquor. Tastes a little dry on the palate as well. Overall a great black!

Piotr

Sept. 28, 2015

Interesting

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning.

Delicate and complex black tea, not too much in my type though.

Chris

Jan. 4, 2015

Great spring flush

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma.

The aroma is nice and fruity, ending on a woody note. It is crisp, unique, and very good, especially at this price. It is strong using 2 tsp for 4oz water, but being spring flush it shined nonetheless.

Zhi Xian

March 28, 2014

Highly refreshing tea

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Dislikes : Weak.

Best Served : Anytime.

The giddapahar tea has a deep golden hue and a slight woodiness in its flavour. It has low astringency and is a light to medium bodied tea. I personally love the refreshing and crisp taste of the tea, as well as the subtle woodiness and vegetal aroma that the tea possess. However, the flavour is rather light and weak, and may not come through, especially when only a teaspoon of tea leaves is used. For this reason, I personally find that it is best enjoyed alone.

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