Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: LeafSpa
This Darjeeling from the organic tea division of the Goomtee estate is a fine-looking classic of chestnut leaves with golden accented tips. A light honey muscatel flavor and a balanced nutty briskness linger as a delightful aftertaste.
Origin of Primary Ingredient: India
Certified Organic Tea: Yes
I enjoy a good cup of Darjeeling. The problem is that it’s not always easy to find a good cup of Darjeeling.
Actually, there are a lot of *good* Darjeeling teas out there, there just aren’t a lot of Darjeeling teas that stand out above and beyond what I would call an ordinary Darjeeling. And I guess that is always what I’m looking for – an outstanding Darjeeling tea.
I guess that is always what I’m looking for – an outstanding Darjeeling tea.
This Darjeeling is outstanding.
It has a delightful honey-like taste to it that comes off as sweet but not sickeningly so. Very clean and crisp tasting with a strong, exhilarating astringency. The nutty quality that the above description eludes to is a very pleasant contrast to the somewhat wine-like muscatel taste of this Darjeeling. One of the more complex Darjeeling teas that I’ve encountered – and as Darjeeling teas are usually complex – that says something!
LeafSpa’s teas are all organic. While that isn’t always the deciding factor for me of where I buy a tea, I do prefer to buy organic and I’m glad that LeafSpa is dedicated to providing the highest quality organic teas available.
If you like Darjeeling tea, you should really give this one a try. You can thank me later!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!