Goomtee Autumnal Classic Autumn Flush 2013 Black Tea from Darjeeling Tea Lovers


Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Darjeeling Tea Lovers

Tea Description:

This special lot from Goomtee comes from the super fine plucking of China classic plants which usually produce teas with sweet almondy qualities. The woody bouquet makes it a highly sought-after Autumn Flush Tea.

This is a very sweet and relaxing tea, with strong almondy and vanilla aromas. The taste is pleasantly sweet, with a stronger almond flavour coming through, followed eventually by the familiar earthy flavours.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Oh!  The aroma that wafts from my teacup at the moment is absolutely delightful!  This Goomtee Autumnal Classic from Darjeeling Tea Lovers smells amazing!

This tea really does have a strong almond and vanilla essence!  It’s quite remarkable!  It’s a pure, unflavored tea but with a truly remarkable flavor that evokes thoughts of something warm and baked, like a vanilla almond cake.  YUM!

There is more to this cup, of course.  Pleasant earthy notes with a woodsy tone provide a satisfying background of flavor while the creamy, sweet vanilla and nutty almond notes play in the foreground.  It is sweet and enjoyable.

The sip starts out with a sweetness that is at first, difficult to distinguish.  After a moment, my palate recognizes this flavor as sweet vanilla with almond.  As the sip progresses, I start to notice the woodsy tones with a mellow earthy note.  At the finish, the almond comes in strong, and it ends with a lovely creaminess.  This tea has a light astringency to it that seems to cleanse the palate a little so that the creaminess doesn’t feel heavy or overwhelming to the palate.  The aftertaste is sweet and lightly creamy.

A really enjoyable tea.  I’m so happy to have more teas from Darjeeling Tea Lovers in my stash!

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