Goomtee Special Summer Muscatel Black Tea


For a muscatel, this tea is quite mellow. Consequently, the layers of complex flavors floral, fruity and fresh don't overwhelm. Its restrained, rounded and with a great balance of flavors, making it one of the best muscatels of this year.

the experience



Marked by mellow notes of honey, dried berries, and herbs.




The liquor starts out on a clean note but turns big and flavorful in the middle. Here, you pick up undertones of fresh greens while notes of white flowers become prominent. Towards the end, tart flavors of cherry and red rose emerge but fade away quickly to reveal trace notes of muskmelon, which lingers on the palate.


Semi-hard cheeses, biscotti, waffles and fresh berries

dry leaf


Similar to biscotti


Medium-sized, well-rolled, brownish-black leaves; some with tips



Pleasant vegetal notes punctuated by hint of orchids and pulpy red fruit


Fully-opened, copper-colored leaves with tints of olive green

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water


Tea Leaves



180 fl oz

85-90 oF

1.5 tsp / 2.5 g

3 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one


Drink Plain



Jun 19, 2016

13 Reviews

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  • High Quality 11
  • Freshness 11
  • Smooth Body 7
  • Great Aroma 7
  • Unique Flavor Profile 6


  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 5
  • Strong 1
  • Weak 1
  • No Flavor 0

Best Served

  • Morning 7
  • Afternoon 5
  • Anytime 5
  • Dessert Tea 2
  • Evening 1


Dec. 27, 2016

Classic second flush Darjeeling

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

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime, Dessert Tea.

Really nice, naturally sweet, smooth and well balanced tea. A dessert in a cup!


Nov. 29, 2016

Makes for a great evening tea

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

Best Served : Anytime, Evening.

Makes for an excellent evening tea because it is well-balanced with a nice honey sweetness to it. It is light yet complex.


Nov. 2, 2016

Favorite Darjeeling of the Year

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, High Quality.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

This was my favorite tea of the year so far from India. Strong, incense-like darjeeling richness. I would serve this for my highest guests of honor.


May 3, 2016

Sweet and bold

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

Best Served : Morning.

I got this as a free sample with an order and loved it so much that I bought a full-sized version. It is deep and malty and very sweet- I definitely get the honey that's mentioned in the description but I also get a very fruity taste too- almost grape-like. With so many bold and complex flavours it's a perfect way to start the morning :)

Scott Strizic

April 4, 2016

For those who drink Tea instead of Coffee

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

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

This Tea came as part of the Muscatel Sampler Pack and is one of my favorites. It is a high caffeine tea with a subtle yet strong underlying flavor. Light aroma but lasting finish. I would also recommend this as a good morning tea (yet I prefer this in the afternoon) because of the slightly strong subtle flavors and the caffeine boost it will give you.


Nov. 12, 2015

Makes for a good early morning tea

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning.

Strong and caffeinated, definitely a quality morning tea. Smooth and a bit astringent. Slightly sweet towards the end.


Nov. 1, 2015

Very Good

Likes : Freshness, High Quality.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

Got this as a sample and liked it. it could have a more subtle flavour for the price, but it is a very good smooth cup of tea that can be drunk black or with milk or with sugar.

Alexandra Kimmel

Oct. 25, 2015

Strong and tasty morning tea

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

Best Served : Morning.

This tea is earthy and astringent. It clears very well mind and thoughts. Great choice for a morning tea or any time when you need high awareness.


July 23, 2015

A Light Darjeeling

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Dislikes : Weak.

Best Served : Anytime, Afternoon, Dessert Tea.

Disclaimer: I am at work, which really isn't the most ideal tea-making environment. The brewed tea has a very nice amber color, and a very light floral aroma. It also gives a very light tea, with the muscatel dancing over the tongue. But be careful, it can be bitingly bitter if left to linger. It does have a nice mouthfeel, though!


June 15, 2015

average Darjeeling

Likes : Freshness.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime.

This tea will bitter if the brewing water is too hot. 85-90 C, 4.5 minutes seems about right for me. A pleasant 2nd flush muscatel, but nothing special or exciting about it. Enjoyable but not a repeat.


June 9, 2015

A quiet Muscatel Darjeeling

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

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

If this tea is prepared properly (not over-steeped), you will taste a quality Darjeeling with a quiet balance of delightful Muscatel overtones. I am not a avid fan of Darjeeling tea, but this one definitely has earned prime spot in my cabinet. This tea is good example of the high quality of tea leaf distributed by TeaBox: the flavor, aroma and overtones are always there, but never aggressively so.


Aug. 27, 2014

Bitter, astringent

Dislikes : Strong, Bitter if Over-Steeped.

I did not enjoy this tea. It was harsh, bitter, and astringent. My husband, who is a coffee drinker, liked it so maybe it had coffee qualities that I didn't appreciate.


July 19, 2014

A very good tea

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

Best Served : Anytime.

This was my first purchase from Teabox so I was curious as to how it would turn out. Did disappointment await? Not at all. Excellent vacuum packing ensured the tea was fresh. Once in the caddy it released an enticing, fruity aroma. In the cup, it was a delight to drink, with the rounded Muscatel flavour I was hoping for. A bright, zesty taste, but with lots of character and just a hint of bitterness to add body. I like to start my day with a cup of darjeeling, and this is an excellent choice

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