North-East India Gold Summer Black Tea

description

This a blended golden tippy tea that produces a cup packed with classic lowland flavors honey, dates, and wood. Perfect on its own and with a dash of milk, this is a fortifying tea for a lazy morning.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Distinct notes of rose and cooked cereal

appearance

Light amber

taste

The liquor is very smooth and tipped with mellow, sweet flavors. Soft notes of aromatic flowers, similar to a rose, are discernible in the cup along with hints of dates and honey, and wood.

COMPLEMENTS

Orange-almond tuile, pumpkin pie, fresh berries, butter muffin, vanilla cake

dry leaf

aroma

Medium intensity notes of aromatic flowers, tropical fruit, and tree nuts

appearance

Lightly rolled, blackish-gold tippy teas, some with downy hair

infusion

aroma

Distinct notes of dates and burnt caramel with hints of stewed tropical fruit

appearance

Greenish-brown

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

6 fl oz

185-194 oF

2.5 tsp / 2.5 g

4 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Lemon

Drink Plain

Sugar

Honey

TIME OF DAY
Morning
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
Second
SKU NEHGMB | GRADE SFTGFOP1

3 Reviews

Likes

  • Great Aroma 2
  • Freshness 2
  • Unique Flavor Profile 2
  • Smooth Body 1
  • High Quality 0

Dislikes

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

Best Served

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

Lauren

Aug. 5, 2015

Smell, drink, love

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

I was immediately impressed by the gorgeous leaves: long, golden buds that could have been mistaken for the best Yunnan -- smelling indeed of honey, but with a typical atmosphere of ripe autumn fruits.Steeping 4min at 85°C with low-mineral water yields an intense copper colour. The fruity smell has developed into nutty and caramel notes. I expect a middle ground between the sweet almond of a first flush and the hearty profile of a second flush and I am not disappointed: my cup holds the best of both worlds, reminding of cashew nut and milk marmelade with enough body to stay put for a long and satisfying aftertaste. It would be nice to have more precise sourcing info... North East is quite vague.

Lisa

Feb. 26, 2015

very mild tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Weak.

Best Served : Anytime.

This tea smells wonderful. It needs lots of room to steep because the leaves are so large. Due to the very delicate nature of the taste, it should not be over sweetened. I enjoyed the opportunity to sample it.

Karina

Feb. 11, 2015

Elegant and Smooth

Likes : Smooth Body.

Dislikes : Weak.

Best Served : Evening, Dessert Tea.

A beautiful tea I would drink in the evenings. After steeping I thought there was a pronounced aroma (the tasting notes say 'cooked fruit'). It was well-balanced, with a nice round mouth feel. I thought it was luscious with honey notes (the tasting notes say 'toffee'). Even when over-steeped it was not bitter. If you are looking for astringency this is not for you.

You may also like:

Darjeeling Breakfast Tea
4.63636363636

Darjeeling Breakfast Tea

$16.50
3.5 oz 40 cups
Vanilla Pistachio Tuile Tea
5.0

Vanilla Pistachio Tuile Tea

$18.99
3.5 oz 40 cups
Darjeeling Special Summer Chinary Black Tea
4.8

Darjeeling Special Summer Chinary Black Tea

$14.99
3.5 oz 40 cups

SPREAD THE WORD Refer a friend and get $5 for yourself.