Finally had a chance to try a Darjeeling black tea for Tea Time at Reverie! This review goes into a little more detail about how Darjeelings differ from Assams, which more tea drinkers are familiar with. The focus, however, is on Moonlight Darjeeling from Golden Tips. If you’re looking for something less robust and more refined than the usual black tea, this review might pique your interest. 😉
When the package of samples from Golden Tips Tea first arrived, I was thrilled to find some Darjeeling teas inside. Though Darjeelings aren’t as well-known as Assam teas, they’re considered some of the finest in the world. In fact, Darjeeling black tea is nicknamed the “Champagne of Teas” because of its distinct aroma and flavor palate. I’ve had a few Darjeelings, and I have to agree – they’re smoother than Assams, more floral and fruity than Ceylons, and wonderfully delicious.
Which leads me to today’s Tea Time. Golden Tips’ Moonlight Darjeeling is a blend of black teas from various plantations across India’s Darjeeling region. All of the leaves were picked during “first flush” (March / April 2015) and are categorized as “Moonlight” due to their superior quality and aroma. In other words, this is one fine black tea blend. Who would like to try a cup with me? 🙂
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