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Monday, March 15, 2010

Review: Thunderbolt Tea’s 7 Darjeeling Teas - #1

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The Subject: Goomtee Yellow ’09 — 2nd Flush from Thunderbolt Tea.

Rating:

Water temperature: 200° F
Steeping time: 3 minutes

Aroma, dry: Sweet, sort of like cocoa yet planty
Aroma in the cup, plain: Planty, hint of smokiness, hint of natural sweetness
Color in the cup, plain: Light amber
Taste, plain: Smooth, no bitterness, slight natural sweetness, feels full in the mouth, relaxing, soothing, pleasant, hint of smokiness

Comments:
The aroma in the foil pouch is a pleasant surprise, with a definite note of cocoa-ish sweetness. In the cup, this cocoa aroma does not carry through to the taste, but is replaced by a general planty sweetness. An excellent tea on its own and certainly a proud member of this tea group.

Disclaimer: This tea was provided by the company named. However, the rating of the tea and any opinions concerning it are always strictly objective.

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