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Goomtee Black Dragon Oolong First Flush from Darjeeling Tea Lovers

October8

GoomteeOolongTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Oolong

Where to Buy:  Darjeeling Tea Lovers

Tea Description:

Goomtee Black Dragon, an OOLONG comes from a prestigious tea estate of Darjeeling. Gomtee produces some of the best teas that we have tasted so far. This oolong is a stand alone tea from their house. Long semi fermented leaves when steeped for 3 minutes gives a roasted chocolate flavour which makes this tea a must try for tea lovers.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

So far, the teas that I’ve tried from Darjeeling Tea Lovers have been all Darjeeling teas, so I was excited to finally be trying this Goomtee Black Dragon Oolong First Flush from them!  An Oolong from the Darjeeling Region, even!   Exciting!

The aroma of the dry leaf was earthy and sweet, with notes of an indistinguishable fruit … it had a fruit-like sweetness to the scent but, it was difficult to place exactly what fruit I was smelling.  The brewed liquid smells more fruity … a fruit note that lies somewhere between plum and apricot and nectarine.  I also smell a distinct “sweet” note that reminds me of cocoa with hints of burnt sugar.

The flavor is superb!  Peach-like notes with floral hints.  The promises of chocolate from the fragrance come alive in the flavor as well.  Not a strong chocolate-y presence but certainly a welcome one.  The chocolate notes seem to be more distinct when I aerate the sip with a slurp, so this is a tea that is definitely worth slurping!  Yeah, don’t worry about it, nobody’s listening … go ahead and slurp!

The chocolate notes are not “slap you in the face” kind of chocolate notes … but, that’s OK.  Yes, the chocoholic that always says more chocolate = better just said that!  That’s because I love it when I find a pure tea like this that has natural notes of cocoa.  This tea is pure joy!

The texture is soft and smooth and there is some astringency toward the finish.  The aftertaste is sweet with just a hint of “tangy” from the stone fruit notes coming through.  Subsequent infusions bring the chocolate notes into the foreground!  Chocolate lovers … you’ll want to indulge in several infusions with this tea!

I am in agreement with the description above – this tea is definitely a MUST TRY for tea lovers … and for chocolate lovers too!

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Our mutual love for tea and writing about it inspired us to start this blog so that we could better share this love with others.

One thing I (Anne) learned very early on in my career as a tea artist is that everyone has different preferences, and every single tea tastes differently on every single palate.  So just because one of us doesn’t happen to like a tea, doesn’t mean that YOU (the reader) will not.

We try to be as impartial as we can.  We do have our favorites.  We are human.  But we do our very best to be as fair and as honest about a tea as we can be.

You might not agree with my assessment – or with Jennifer’s assessment – of a tea.  But that’s OK… if we all liked the same exact tea – we’d only need ONE kind of tea and … wow… that sounds really boring, indeed!

What a beautiful world it is that we have so many teas to suit so many tea enthusiasts!

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