Review of The Tea Makers Glenburn First Flush Darjeeling Tea

As a lady who enjoys her cups of tea on a daily basis I am always on the lookout for new teas to try. Darjeeling tea is one of my favourite teas as it can be enjoyed milk free, perfect for dairy free me. I have tried several brands of Darjeeling tea of varying qualities. So when The Tea Makers of London contacted me and asked if I would like to try their NO.37 Glenburn First Flush Darjeeling Tea I of course said yes.

Onto the packaging I received a sample packet. I liked the dark black theme to the front. To the centre is a simple black label with the companies logo to the top. There is an inviting description of what to expect from the tea. The back of the packet is silver and has a clear window allowing you to see the tea inside. I also liked the ability to easily re-seal the packet to keep the freshness of the tea. Onto the ingredients list. Only Darjeeling black tea is listed. There are no allergens highlighted in the ingredients list and there is no may contain warning.

On opening the packet I was greeted by an inviting combination of aromas which I would describe as initially being like fresh hay bales followed by a more intense woody yet muscatel aroma. I added slightly cooled freshly boiled water to the tea and infused as instructed resulting in a pale gold colour. The aroma was slightly more subtle than I had anticipated. It reminded me of a combination of both green and white tea. A subtle note of grassiness intermingled with a hint of floral and finished with a slight more dense woodiness. This intensified only slightly on my famous close up sniff test.

Review of The Tea Makers Rohini First Flush Darjeeling Tea

On sipping the tea it had a subtle combination of flavours which were delicate and well balanced. I got the initial slight hint of grassiness followed by a hint of floral notes and a faint woodiness. It had the perfect balance of both aroma and flavour. I re-steeped the tea several times and it just seemed to get better. In fact I have to say that this has to be the best Darjeeling tea that I have tried.

Review of The Tea Makers Rohini First Flush Darjeeling Tea

So would I recommend this Darjeeling tea? Yes, definitely. It is a delicate, light refreshing tea that is perfect for a hot summers day. So thank you The Tea Makers of London for producing a truly delightful Darjeeling tea.

Disclaimer: I receivedย this tea in return for an honest review. All of the opinions are honest and my own.

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34 Comments

  1. July 24, 2018 / 6:15 pm

    Darjeeling tea is my favorite black tea too! Thank you for the review of this brand. I am going to check it out!

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 5:55 pm

      Oh I would love to be to know what you think about this tea.

  2. July 25, 2018 / 2:07 am

    That was indeed a very beautiful post. This is my first blog that i read, you have put it down in such a way that in give me sense of actually sipping the tea…:) Love from India.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 5:54 pm

      Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 5:54 pm

      Sure is.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 5:52 pm

      It sure is.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 5:52 pm

      Yes itโ€™s a delightful tea to enjoy.

  3. August 3, 2018 / 9:06 am

    This really sounds like the perfect summer drink! Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week!

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 5:52 pm

      It certainly is.

  4. August 4, 2018 / 6:34 pm

    It looks so beautiful and light. I’m off to make myself a cuppa now!! thanks for sharing with us and for linking up #fabfridaypost

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 5:51 pm

      Your comment sums up this tea well. I hope you had a nice cuppa.

  5. August 4, 2018 / 7:41 pm

    I’m not that keen on tea without a splash of milk. But after your description, I’ll admit that I’m feeling very tempted into giving this a try. Gorgeous packaging! Thanks for sharing with the #dreamteam – shall I bring the cake? ๐Ÿ˜‰ x

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 5:50 pm

      Oh cake would be nice ๐Ÿ˜Š.

  6. August 5, 2018 / 2:03 am

    As a coffee snob, I am new to liking tea. It has grown on me. Lovely post and pics. xoxo #fabfridaypost xoxo

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 5:50 pm

      Thank you, you should give this tea a try.

  7. diynige
    August 5, 2018 / 6:38 am

    I have never tried this but will be checking it out Thank you for linking to #Thatfridaylinky please come back next week

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 5:49 pm

      If you do, I would love to know what you think, thanks.

  8. RaisieBay
    August 7, 2018 / 9:37 am

    It does look appealing, I love a nice darjeeling tea, it sounds like it would be nice at breakfast time.
    #mmbc

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 5:47 pm

      Hi, it would be great any time of the day.

  9. August 9, 2018 / 5:41 pm

    I haven’t heard of Darjeeling tea before. I must give this a try. It must be good if it gets a ‘yes’ from you. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Thank you very much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 5:47 pm

      Hi, itโ€™s definitely worth trying ๐Ÿ˜Š.

  10. August 12, 2018 / 3:10 pm

    This sounds really interesting. I’m not a fan of strong teas so this would be perfect for me and I love your pretty chinaware and your matching backdrop. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks ever so much for sharing with #MMBC. x

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 5:46 pm

      Thank you it sounds like this tea might be perfect for you to try.

  11. September 9, 2018 / 2:59 am

    Your teapot is SO cute!!! Ugh I wish I was back in England so I could go crazy and buy some more (good) tea!

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      September 15, 2018 / 7:52 pm

      Thank you, if you ever come back you may need to bring an extra a case to fit in the tea.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      September 15, 2018 / 7:51 pm

      It sure is, I highly recommend that you treat yourself to this tea.

  12. October 1, 2018 / 11:31 am

    Haven’t drunk darjeeling in ages. Always remember it being a strong tea. perhaps I should give it a whirl again.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      October 10, 2018 / 6:45 pm

      Hi, this tea is a true delight and a lovely treat far from being strong. Well worth trying.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      December 15, 2018 / 9:46 pm

      Thank you for spotting typo all changed.

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