Goomtee Classic Autumn Black Tea

description

Teas from Goomtee are quite engaging. We've learnt to recognize them by their crisp and busy flavors. This autumnal, in classic Goomtee style, is clean with an intriguing mix of flavors. And while it tastes of fresh greens, there are also mellow, warming toasty-woody notes to the cup.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Toasty and leafy

appearance

Maple

taste

The liquor, which is clean and crisp, tastes quite green, woody, and slightly toasty. It starts out clean but turns green quickly. Notes of forest greens turn big for a moment, but quickly pave way for mellower, toasty-woody notes, which linger into the finish.

COMPLEMENTS

Mac and cheese, stir-fried vegetables, lasagna, fritters, soy-based food

dry leaf

aroma

Sweet and nutty in the attack with wood and cashew in release

appearance

Long, tightly rolled, brownish-black leaves, some with tips

infusion

aroma

Soft vegetal notes, dotted with hints of fruit

appearance

Bright coppery-olive leaves

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

6 fl oz

185-194 oF

1.75 tsp / 2.5 g

5 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Lemon

Drink Plain

Honey

PICKING DATE
Nov 16, 2016
TIME OF DAY
Afternoon
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
Autumn
SPECIALTY
Chinary
SKU AFGTB | GRADE FTGFOP1 | INVOICE EX-71
CERTIFICATIONS


2 Reviews

Likes

  • Smooth Body 1
  • Great Aroma 1
  • Freshness 1
  • High Quality 0
  • Unique Flavor Profile 0

Dislikes

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

Best Served

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

Julie

March 27, 2017

Very pleasant, for a black tea

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

I received this tea as a free sample with my order. The standard burnt/oxodized flavor of a black tea is significantly muted in this one, which I appreciate (I generally prefer oolong and green teas). The aftertaste starts out slightly sweet, like an oolong or green tea, but has a light lasting bitterness by the end of the cup.

A

Jan. 19, 2016

A Fine Autumn Offering

Likes : Freshness.

Best Served : Anytime.

I ordered this tea in an order placed on 7 January, 2016 and sampled it several after I received it some five days later. This tea is very fresh (obviously, as it was plucked on 30 November, 2015) and is quite full bodied. It brews up to a rich color and has a good amount of solid, woody and some fruity/floral flavors which I really enjoy. I am glad that I ordered 100g of this tea as it will be a nice one to dip into throughout the coming few winter months.