Goomtee Special Spring Chinary Black Tea

description

The most defining trait of the teas from one of Darjeeling’s better known Goomtee tea estate is their bright and nonconforming flavors. This season, we have been treated to a chinary bush tea with a bright first flush character, defined by delicate notes of white flowers and raw fruits, seen rarely and only in teas made from older plantings of traditional chinary bushes.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Marked by hints of lemon and tree fruit

appearance

Light gold

taste

The liquor delicate and smooth, tipped, throughout, with bright notes of lemon and raw tree fruits. A pleasant raw note, discernible towards the end, rounds out the fruity-floral attributes of the cup.

COMPLEMENTS

Vinaigrette-based salads, assorted cheeses, fritters, wraps, legumes

dry leaf

aroma

Marked by notes of toasted pumpkin seeds, hints of spice, caramel and milk.

appearance

Mix of loosely rolled brownish-black leaves, bright green cut leaves, and few silvery buds.

infusion

aroma

Floral, lemony and fruity

appearance

Bright green leaf cuttings, some with coppery tints

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

6 fl oz

185-194 oF

1.5 tsp / 2.5 g

4 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Lemon

Drink Plain

Sugar

Honey

PICKING DATE
Apr 03, 2017
TIME OF DAY
Afternoon
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
First
SPECIALTY
Chinary
SKU FFGTB | GRADE FTGFOP1 | INVOICE EXN-19
CERTIFICATIONS


7 Reviews

Likes

  • Freshness 7
  • Great Aroma 5
  • High Quality 3
  • Unique Flavor Profile 3
  • Smooth Body 2

Dislikes

  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 2
  • Weak 2
  • Strong 1
  • No Flavor 0

Best Served

  • Afternoon 3
  • Anytime 3
  • Dessert Tea 1
  • Evening 1
  • Morning 1

Sojeong

May 13, 2017

Great lemony aroma

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

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Afternoon.

Wonderful lemony aroma in my cup. Refreshing my body. That's a fact bitter if Over-Steeped. But I carefully infuse tea for my great aroma.

Laurence

Feb. 14, 2016

Nice tea

Likes : Freshness, High Quality.

Best Served : Afternoon, Evening, Dessert Tea.

Impressed with this one, nice and fresh and I think works with milk too.

Emilea

Oct. 17, 2015

Better than your average black tea

Likes : Freshness, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Strong, Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

I enjoyed a cup of this tea only a little more than I would the average cup of black tea. I don't like bitter or very strong tea, and normally put sugar or honey (and sometimes milk) in black tea to cut the bitterness. I drank this tea plain, after really enjoying drinking other teas I got in my monthly box the same way, however I found it to be a bit too bitter compared to the other ones, even after steeping it for a shorter amount of time.

Zhi Xian

Sept. 29, 2015

A refreshing cup

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Weak.

The dried leaves emit a fresh aroma and were mostly left as intact whole leaves. The leaves gave a sweet, flowery fragrance to the tea after being steeped. Overall, it offered a satisfying experience.

Zhi Xian

Sept. 21, 2015

Fresh, sweet aroma

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, High Quality.

Dislikes : Weak.

Best Served : Anytime.

Makes a cup with a sweet flowery aroma that is very refreshing. Liquor is on the lighter side, definitely not a strong tea. The tea is a well balanced tea, but the flavours could be a little stronger, which would have made it the perfect cup.

sampath kumar

May 17, 2015

A Delectable tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body.

Best Served : Anytime.

A lovely tea drinking experience! The dry tea gives off a very fresh smell of sweet floralness and mild grassiness. The leaves upon touching the hot water, effuses brisk grassiness. After about 2-3 mins, a delicate bouquet of floral and cooked fruit aroma is apparent. On the palate, the liquor is very smooth, but not without a body, ending in a mild astringency. The tea upon cooling a bit exhibits a pleasing sweetness which lingers.

sampath kumar

May 11, 2015

Lovely Aromatic cup

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma.

Best Served : Anytime.

i got to taste the tea from the free sample included in my purchase. The label read "Goomtee SPECIAL spring Darjeeling Chinary black" After tasting it, i was convinced that the 'SPECIAL' labeling was indeed deserved. As soon as the dry leaves are infused, it gives off a strong grassy aroma. As it infuses longer, pronounced floral notes greets the nose. The Liquor is very smooth, with a very mild yet pleasing astringency. If infused for 3-4 mins, the liquor finishes dry. However, if infused for longer (5-7 min), a mild grassy sweetness is apparent. Overall, an invigorating refreshing sensory experience..

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