Goomtee Classic Spring Black Tea

description

This Goomtee spring tea is more texture than flavor. It’s brisk and smooth, crisp at the start yet mellow in the flow, full in the mouth yet delicate in the finish. At the helm, this tea is simple and unassuming but to really enjoy the interesting paradoxes, you must give it the time and attention it deserves.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Restrained but with discernable notes of toasted nuts and sweet greens.

appearance

Light amber

taste

The liquor is largely smooth but brisk in the middle and astringent around the edges. It’s texture feels full, ample in the mouth, and suggests balance of flavor. The sweetness of tree fruit is noticeable along with notes of fresh sweet greens and flowers towards the back.

COMPLEMENTS

Food with simple flavors, such as light sandwiches and legumes.

dry leaf

aroma

Delicate notes of fresh nuts, wet wood and cream in the attack with toasted almond in the release.

appearance

Even, short, lightly rolled blackish-green leaves with a few bright green flakes.

infusion

aroma

Vegetal, toasty and earthy.

appearance

Dark olive green leaves with coppery hues.

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

180 fl oz

85-90 oF

1.75 tsp / 2.5 g

5 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

Honey

Lemon

Sugar

PICKING DATE
Apr 07, 2016
TIME OF DAY
Afternoon
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
First
SPECIALTY
Clonal
SKU FFGTCB | GRADE FTGFOP1 | INVOICE EX-09
CERTIFICATIONS


11 Reviews

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Likes

  • Smooth Body 7
  • High Quality 7
  • Freshness 6
  • Great Aroma 5
  • Unique Flavor Profile 3

Dislikes

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

Best Served

  • Morning 6
  • Afternoon 5
  • Anytime 3
  • Dessert Tea 1
  • Evening 1

Sivakumar

Aug. 14, 2016

Nice

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, High Quality.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

It's nice and has citrus aroma and taste good, love it! It's fresh and has a wondrous aroma

Kristine

July 19, 2016

Beautiful fresh flavor

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

I typically reach for second flush Darjeeling, but received this a sample and fell completely in love! It is smooth, yet with a very pleasant astringency that livens up the palate. I added just a little bit of sugar to this for an afternoon pick-me-up, although the flavor is complex and interesting enough on its own. I will definitely be opening my horizons and trying other FF Darjeelings!

Imre

April 26, 2016

My brain cells are tingklng with joy

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

Best Served : Anytime.

I run out of FF recently and could not wait to get the new picking in. I ordered the samples collection and picked this tea randomly. What a JOY. The dry tea leafs have an aroma of fresh field of dried grass and flowers on hot summer day. The liquid fills your taste buds with the subtle dryness I love in FF and taste nothing I can compare it to but another very good FF. Am I too enthusiastic? Well, I just enjoyed the first cuppa so much.............Maybe addiction to FF and withdrawal from it makes the difference too.

Laurence

Feb. 17, 2016

Very impressive

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Afternoon, Evening, Dessert Tea.

Got a free sample of this and it is very good. Nice fresh tea and I think works well with milk as well.

Piotr

Nov. 25, 2015

Very nice!

Likes : Smooth Body, High Quality.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime.

Very smooth, light, slightly astringent black tea. No bitterness at all.

Karina

Sept. 24, 2015

Oranges with your tea

Likes : Great Aroma.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

This tea has a pronounced orange blossom aroma which follows through to the flavour profile. The tea is strongly astringent, very fresh and citrusy. As I like my tea less astringent I think I would brew it at less than 5 minutes next time.

Erin

Aug. 14, 2015

Lovely tea

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

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime.

It has a beautiful golden color and a fresh, invigorating fragrance. The taste is very smooth and lemony. Perfect for just about any time of day.

Alexander

July 14, 2015

Perfect as a plain tea drink.

Best Served : Morning.

Very good first flush! Refreshing with a fresh taste. It has everything that I am looking for in a really good black tea. It should probably be drank early in the day, but definitely does not require an addition of sugar or anything else. I'll definitely buy again!

Laramie

June 9, 2015

A smooth introduction to First Flush!

Likes : Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Morning.

The flavor is obviously there, but not aggressively so. The liquor is very, very smooth, which is the first characteristic you might notice. The tea comes across as something indeed very, very special. Your taste buds will appreciate this elite product! If you haven't invested in a First Flush tea before, this is an excellent one for you to try!

Anthony

May 19, 2015

Makes a Great Breakfast Tea

This is the tea that I've been drinking for breakfast for 20 years: black, no sugar. Two steaming mugs of the tea, with toast and marmalade are the perfect breakfast for me. The tea, brewed 4 minutes is luscious, and smooth.. Its aroma is mild but sensual. Its flavour is unique delivering a slightly punchy strength without bitterness. A kilogram of the 2015 First Flush has arrived to see me through the next couple of months. I've tried most of the teas available but the unique flavour of the Goomtee draws me back to it every time. Delivery after ordering on the internet is swift and utterly reliable. The vacuum packing in 100gm lots is a brilliant idea.

José Peixoto

Jan. 26, 2015

Very good!

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

Very good 1st flush! Refreshing, great taste and aroma. I'll probably buy again.

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