Sunday, April 14, 2013

Darjeeling TeaXpress 2012 Darjeeling Second Flush Goomtee Green Tea

Country of Origin: India
Leaf Appearance: small, mixed leaf sizes
Ingredients: green tea
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 195 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teapot and mesh infuser
Liquor: gold

It's not often that I get to try an Indian green tea, particularly one from Darjeeling, so I was really happy to spot this one in a recent batch of samples. The taste was fresh, clean and vegetal. There was no bitterness at all but the almost citrus-like aftertaste made for a refreshing finish. The leaves resteeped very well a second time. Overall it was an uncomplicated, pleasant cup of tea. I could see myself enjoying a tall glass of this iced on a warm day. This is the third tea that I've tried from +DarjeelingTea Xpress  and so far I've been very impressed. There is something to be said for being a specialist and Darjeeling is definitely their forte. My inner tea nerd loves that they list their teas alphabetically by plantation and the fact that they offer 10 gram sizes.

You can find out more about this tea here.