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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Review: Thunderbolt Tea’s 7 Darjeeling Teas - #3

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The Subject: Goomtee FTGFOP1 (Muscatel Valley) ’09 — 2nd Flush from Thunderbolt Tea.

Water temperature: 212° F
Steeping time: 5 minutes

Aroma, dry: Mild, planty, fruity, slight natural sweetness
Aroma in the cup, plain: Champagne-ish, floral, earthy
Color in the cup, plain: Reddish brown
Taste, plain: Rich, full, true “champagne-like” taste, almost a floral character, earthiness that lingers

As stated before, no steeping guide was provided with the tea samples. We guessed at steeping for 5 minutes, but we’re now thinking that 3 minutes or possibly 4 minutes would be better. Even though we are sure we oversteeped it, this tea was extremely pleasing and a tea that can stand tall and proud with the other Darjeeling samples.

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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