Yes, there was at least one tea I brewed and sampled while on vacation that was not manufactured by Golden Moon Teas.
That would be a fantastic Darjeeling named Darjeeling Goomtee (2nd Flush) thanks to a swap with Jessica at Authori+ea. I enjoy tea swaps with Jessica as I am always the recipient of a great new tea. Not to mention, I am introduced to previously unknown tea manufacturers and more new teas.
Reviewing Darjeeling Goomtee (2nd Flush) also allowed me to expand my tea vocabulary. Check out my review below:
Composition: Black tea grown and harvested in the Darjeeling region of India from the famous Goomtee estate – hence the name. (This was found on Tea Logic’s website.)
Dry Visual: Various shades of greens, browns and blacks Darjeeling Goomtee (2nd Flush) is a potpourri of earthy tones. The tea leaves appear to be broken.
Dry Aroma: The only word I can use to describe this tea is “woodsy”. It is not sweet, fruity or floral – simply “woodsy”.
Flavor: A delicious full-bodied black tea, Darjeeling Goomtee (2nd Flush) is robust and slightly bitter. I detected woodsy undertones that others have described as musky and the experts describe as muscatel. According to Tea Logic’s brewing instructions – a sweetener or milk is recommended. I honestly preferred adding about a teaspoon of honey. The honey rounded out the tea eliminating the slight bitterness. (I’ll reserve the milk for chai tea.) I think Darjeeling Goomtee (2nd Flush) would make an excellent iced tea.
Liquor: A beautiful reddish brown hue – some would describe as rust.
Manufacturer: Tea Logic
The next time you are looking to enjoy a truly robust tea, reach for a Darjeeling. If you are really lucky you’ll be reaching for the Darjeeling Goomtee (2nd Flush). Until then… Happy Tea Drinking!