Review: Galleon Tea Golden Snail

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(Photos left to right: Before, steeping, after)

Overall Rating:

Taste: 3.5 of 5 leaves – A decent tasty tea.
Steepability: 4 of 5 leaves — this tea requires very little effort.

Abby says:

Tea Type: Loose
Temperature:  195 – 200 (just below boiling)
Steeped: 5 minutes
Served: Nothing added

This tea steeped to a rich chestnut-brown color, so I expected strong black tea flavor.  Instead I got a pleasant and complex, yet decidedly light flavor.  I wouldn’t go as fas as calling it weak, but it was certainly lighter than expected. Right away there were malty and slightly sweet flavors with a nice roasted finish. What I liked best about this tea is that although it steeped for about five minutes there was absolutely no bitterness and it was not astringent at all with a nice clean finish, making it very easy to drink.

It seems that Galleon Tea‘s Golden Snail would be a good choice for people who like the flavors of strong black tea without some of the boldness of other, stronger teas.  Next time I would like to try it with a bit more tea leaves for steeping.  Because I had a small sample, I made a small cup, but I think it would have had even more flavor if I had more tea to steep for the cup.

Taste: 3 of 5 leaves – A decent tasty tea.
Steepability: 4 of 5 leaves — this tea requires very little effort.

(Photo from Galleon Tea)

Katie says:

Tea Type: Loose
Temperature:  195 – 200 (just below boiling)
Steeped: 5 minutes
Served: honey then tried honey & milk

With a name like golden snail, how could I not be excited about this tea? While I recieved the sample in a bag I just had to cut it open to share how cute the little curled leaves are! (see photos above) My biggest regret with this tea is that I had a small sample. I did use a small mug but I found the flavor to be a bit light. It did have very nice, but mild, black tea flavor. I think this would be worth another try with a bit more tea.

While I typically enjoy black tea with cream and sugar, this was more like an oolong tea. I tried it with just honey before I added the creamer and preferred it this way. It had that light chinese-restaruant-tea taste that is easy to drink with many different food flavors. Steep in a strainer or clear glass mug because this is a beautiful tea!

Taste: 4 of 5 leaves – Quite a good cuppa.
Steepability: 4 of 5 leaves — this tea requires very little effort.

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One response to “Review: Galleon Tea Golden Snail

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