Beautiful Food Pairing with Borahi Golden Tips

Tea :      Borahi Golden Tips

Producer:  Teagardenia

Website: Borahi Golden Tips

Website Description:  Another delicacy from North East Assam. This beautiful hand made tea has refreshing malty and honey aroma. The cup is smooth, medium strong and begins with smooth malty notes which gradually runs throughout the length of cup. In middle soft notes of honey balances it. The finish is robust and long with woody notes. A perfect cup for your beautiful mornings and cold evenings.

Brewing Specs

Water:  240 ml/ approximately 8 oz

Temperature: 175 F

Steep Time: 3 minutes for 3 gm

My Review System:

My Overall Impression (Score of 82.5%)

The days are getting much longer, the garden is planted and thriving and I’m loving it.  Now that the weather is getting warmer, get ready for a slew of Iced Tea reviews (especially since National Iced Tea Day is coming up).  However, every morning I start my day with brewed hot tea to get going.  As I was looking for something new and simple, I found Teagardenia’s Borahi Golden Tips.

You may ask why I wanted simple?  Every day is a joy to behold but I know I can get overwhelmed sometimes with everything.  Decisions every day for work, housework, meals, tending to the garden, etc.  Sometimes I really just want to chill out and this is a great tea for this.  Look at my notes for the brew’s Personality and you will see what I’m getting at. 

This is a clean easy drinking tea but different in one way.  It truly gets better with food.  I had a slice of homemade bread with this after my review and the tea blossomed / evolved.  If you look at my food recommendations below, each of these items will make this tea even better.

What do I think this Tea’s Personality is?

  • Simplistic Beauty to drink, chill out and not think!

The Price

The price on 2/21/2022 is $11.17 for 50 grams.

Broken down:

  • 50 gm / 3 gm for steeping = 16 brews
  • 16 brews from package = app. 70 cents per brew

Typically, I double steep all my teas (use the tea twice) so I can get 32 cups or approximately 35 cents per cup.  This is inline with other teas of the same quality level and price. 


  • Opening the package shows golden toasted malt (similar to Grape Nuts) with hints of dusty dried grass.
  • This is followed by hints of smoky tobacco, dried parsley, toasted hazelnuts, cloves, and ash.
  • Once Brewed, it showed great aromas of sugared toasted malt and oak.
  • This is followed by aroma hints of oranges, cloves, white pepper, almonds, and honeyed peanuts.


  • This is a smooth simple dimensional tea that screams drink me.
  • The flavors of toasted malt and toasted bread are fantastic. It has such a British Biscuit quality to it.
  • It shows off dry with stronger tannins changing your palate to seem like its dry. The tannins are large and coat your palate.
  • It does have good acidity which leads to its smooth profile as it rinsed the tannins on each sip.
  • I love the integration of the tannins and medium body giving it a beautiful structure.


  • Aromas (4.1/5)
  • Flavors (8.2/10)
  • Overall impression (4.2/5)
    • Total score = 82.5 percent (16.5/20)

Foods to Pair and Why

  • On the first sip screamed Focaccia /toasted bread / Naan to be served with Hummus.
  • This also just begs for a Summer Bread Salad to be served outside with this tea in the late afternoon.
  • I’m not sure why this crossed my mind but a simple fresh mozzarella pizza with smoked chicken would pair amazingly with this brew.
  • I am craving a pounded pork tenderloin breaded and fried to be served with this (such as Indiana style in a sandwich).
  • I love granola but making it homemade is even better as you can add whatever you want to the mix. In this case, I would avoid dried fruits (raisins, craisins, etc.) and focus on the oat mixture.
  • Lastly, for a great dessert, pick me up, relaxing time, etc. I would look at having biscotti with this avoiding fruit flavored ones (would mask the brew) and focus more on almonds or hazelnuts.
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