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!


Co-Founder/Co-Creator of SororiTea Sisters, Mad Tea Artist at 52Teas
Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of "Gramma" and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

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!

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