Where To Buy: Golden Moon Tea
One of the best teas we have tasted. It is so rare that it is actually its own varietal without any flavorings or scenting. The honey flavor literally explodes on your front palate with a subtle finish of fresh orchids.
Marcus over at Golden Moon Tea contacted us recently to try their new and improved Honey Orchid and I will say they NAILED IT! LiberTEAs previously reviewed this and it’s one of the very few 100’s I’ve seen her rate on her steepster log! I agree with her saying this is pretty awesome – that’s for sure!
The aroma of the dry leaves smell like a honey-buttered whole wheat bagel I often have from my local coffee shop here.
The color of the liquor after infusing is quite light for a black! It’s surprising! BUT…it’s NOT light on flavor!
I guess the honey comparison comes into play because it IS smooth like honey and it has that natural sweetness of REAL honey…not that fake stuff! I really like the smoothness of this.
There is a chewiness to this tea as well…I REALLY like that little characteristic!
I would say the Orchid/floral connection would be just as you move the sip from the front of your mouth to the back of your mouth right before it ‘goes down the trap’…so to speak! The floral notes are subtle and refreshing in a way I have never tasted before!
As this cools it seems to become juicer – I think this is an interesting touch – as well!
This tea is more complex than I was expecting and I LOVE that!
Another thing I noticed with this tea is that the leaves are screaming for a 2nd infusion…here is what I found with the 2nd infusion…
This time around it’s still sweet and silky-smooth but more woodsy but in a good way. It’s smells chewier but tastes a little less chewier.
My favorite Golden Moon Tea thus far! WOW!