Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Darjeeling Tea Lovers
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.
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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!