Giddapahar Special Spring Black Tea

description

You can tell a Giddapahar tea by its consistently fresh and lively cup and this spring tea lives up to the reputation. Made from old chinary plants, it has the lovely briskness that one loves in a first flush Darjeeling but with fuller flavors that render a lovely mouth feel.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Sweet and vegetal, like green peas, with notes of yellow flower.

appearance

Golden

taste

This tea tastes exactly like it smells – green and floral. The liquor is bright, pleasantly brisk, feels lively and has a slight fruity sweetness to it which complements the notes flowers and sweet greens perfectly. Notes of raw guava come through in the finish.

COMPLEMENTS

Soft cheeses, fresh fruit, and light salads.

dry leaf

aroma

Sweet greens and fresh nuts.

appearance

Mix of blackish-green and bright green leaves.

infusion

aroma

Fresh and herb-like, similar to parsley.

appearance

Mix of bright green and olive green leaves with tints of brown.

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

180 fl oz

85-90 oF

2.25 tsp / 2.5 g

5 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

Honey

Lemon

PICKING DATE
Mar 30, 2016
TIME OF DAY
Anytime
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
First
SPECIALTY
Chinary
SKU FFGPSB | GRADE FTGFOP1 | INVOICE DJ-6

10 Reviews

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Likes

  • Freshness 9
  • Smooth Body 5
  • Great Aroma 5
  • High Quality 4
  • Unique Flavor Profile 2

Dislikes

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

Best Served

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

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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