Glendale Special Spring Twirl Black Tea

description

We love the teas from Glendale not just for their brilliance in taste but also for their stunning good looks! This season’s twirl black tea from the estate holds layers of clean and vibrant flavors that grow in intensity with every sip.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Topped with notes of sweet greens, lily, touches of citrus oil and dry apricot.

appearance

Light amber

taste

The liquor is bright, floral and slightly brisk around the edges. Grassy notes come through in the middle, intensifying the flavors further. A mellow sweetness runs throughout the liquor and is more noticeable in the finish, which is marked by notes of Indian plum and plantain.

COMPLEMENTS

Indian snacks, tempura, and soy-based food.

dry leaf

aroma

Marked by notes of wet wood and balsamic sweetness in the attack with toasted cashew in the release.

appearance

Mix of long, wiry, blackish-brown leaves and a scattering of olive leaves.

infusion

aroma

Mellow note of cooked beans.

appearance

Mix of fully opened olive green and brown 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

4 min

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

Honey

Sugar

PICKING DATE
Apr 09, 2016
TIME OF DAY
Afternoon
CAFFEINE
Low
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
First
SPECIALTY
Clonal
SKU NGFFGDTB | GRADE SFTGFOP1 | INVOICE 1211
CERTIFICATIONS


6 Reviews

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Likes

  • Great Aroma 5
  • Unique Flavor Profile 5
  • High Quality 3
  • Freshness 3
  • Smooth Body 2

Dislikes

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

Best Served

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

Matt

Oct. 8, 2016

Smooth afternoon tea

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

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Evening.

Smooth flavor; good with honey. Unique floral scent

sampath kumar

Aug. 11, 2015

Unique aroma and refreshing taste

Likes : Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Evening.

This tea has a very unique and pleasant aroma profile. The long leaves bloom to give a champagne colored brew, which give off a pleasing aromas of eucalyptus and subtle floral and vegetal notes. The floral note is not cloyingly sweet like jasmine, but more mellow. The vegetal notes too are subtle, without venturing into b2C the liquor is mildly sweet, fragrant and 'crisp', with little to no astringency. Long brewing times make it more astringent though. Very pleasant and kind of refreshing!

albert

May 7, 2015

very typical of a Glendale Nilgiri

Likes : Great Aroma, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Afternoon.

Very nice tea. The winter flush is better but more expensive. If you like Nilgiris, I would splurge for the winter. Both are fine teas.

somanividushi

Jan. 21, 2015

Flavourfull and aromatic

Likes : Freshness, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Afternoon, Evening.

The Glendale Twirl (Spring) is a gorgeous tea with long leaves and twisted leaves. Although it is a black tea, it has a mild fruity flavor and smell. It is one of the best black teas I have had in 2014.

Chris

Sept. 26, 2014

Very unique, enjoyable black tea

Likes : Great Aroma, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

This tea was very different to the black Darjeelings I've been sampling (First Flush Black Tea sampler). The leaves were long unbroken, very nice to look at. Rather than a strong muscatel aroma, the aroma of the tea (before even drinking it) was surprisingly just like cinnamon. This reminds me of yunnan black teas, but it is more floral.

yazawa

July 31, 2014

The best Nilgiri in this year!

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

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Afternoon.

I am traditionally a Nilgiri fan. I think Glendale is the best Nilgiri estate. 2014 twirl (spring) is especially very aromatic,fragrant and flavoured. It was the best choice to buy among the Nilgiri this year.

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