Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Golden Moon Tea
From the world’s finest gardens, we blend Keemun, Assam, and Ceylon leaves with a touch of refined Darjeeling. Coppery liquor awakens the palate with a brisk and complex flavor. Toasty, with subtle floral undertones. Invigorating accompaniment with breakfast, or at any time of the day. As with all traditional English Breakfast teas, excellent with a spot of milk and a spoonful of sugar.
Learn more about this tea here.
I received this tea a month or so ago but after reading the latest newsletter from Golden Moon Tea yesterday I was inspired to try this tea today.
This is a really good English Breakfast blend: full-flavored and well-rounded, and with a very pleasing roasted overtone to it. While it is nicely balanced, I like that I can pick out the different qualities from the different teas that have contributed to this full-bodied blend.
I can taste that certain briskness from the Ceylon: bright and tasting faintly of citrus. I can taste the malty tones of the Assam, and there is a certain boldness to the cup as well that is very Assam-like. I can also taste a bit of earthiness to the cup, as well as a hint of warm spice from the Keemun. And I taste the light crispness that comes from the Darjeeling.
It’s a wonderful combination of teas that seems to capture the best qualities of each without being overpowered by any particular tea, and without succumbing to any bitterness or harshness from them. Even the astringency here is not overwhelming. The aftertaste is sweet – almost like caramel – and lightly floral.
A very satisfying English Breakfast, one of the best that I’ve tried.