REVIEW: What-Cha – Nepal Second Flush 2014 Golden Tips Black Tea

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Tea and origin: Black tea from Greenland Organic Farm, East Nepal
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Link to Nepal Second Flush Golden Tips

Nepalese teas keep surprising me. This Nepalese tea available at What-Cha may be the most impressive tea I’ve tasted from Nepal yet. Read on to find out why.

Tasting notes

Dry leaf: It is a beautiful dry leaf: full, twisted, golden leaves that have a pronounced jammy aroma

Infused tea: The tea cups out an orange-coloured liquor with bags of jammy, tree fruit (nectarine and/or plum) aroma. The second and third infusions cup out a golden liquor with the same aroma. It is a medium-bodied tea with a little hint of astringency. The liquor is well-balanced between jammy, tree fruit notes in the body and a malty finish. Its malty notes provide a lingering aftertaste

Infusion tips: Infuse this tea for two to three minutes with 85 to 90C water. Increase infusion time by 30 seconds to one minute for each subsequent infusion. You will get three infusions out of this tea. Drink without milk

Comments: Recently I’ve tried some golden tippy Assam teas that really impressed me. The price tags were a bit hard to swallow, but not the tea. I didn’t think this tea could stack up to those teas, but I was wrong: it is either at par or exceeds the quality of those Assam teas. This Nepalese tea makes a powerful first impression with its beautiful dry leaf and strong aroma. Once infused, the aroma and flavour of the liquor have great complexity. It cups out three very good infusions with consistent aroma and flavour. Someone that likes large leaf Assam teas sound really try this tea. I would like to hear what you think, but I definitely give this Nepalese tea top marks

Retail price: 10 grams for £1.60 / 25 grams for £3.19 / 50 gram for £5.80 / 100 grams for £10.90

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I grew up in the Midwest of the US and was introduced to tea at a very young age - unsweetened iced tea, that is! It was not until my early 20s, when I was seeking a lighter alternative to coffee, that I took tea drinking to a new level. I still remember my mother suggesting that I try putting milk in a cup of black tea (something that actually sounded a bit repulsive at the time, but I gave it a go). I quickly became tired of supermarket tea and started ordering teas from shops and companies all over the US. Throughout my 20s and now into my early 30s, pursuits in higher education studies, work opportunities and marriage have given me opportunities to live in the UK, Canada and Germany and travel around the world, which has sparked an even greater interest in tea and the culture of tea. This blog is my outlet to discuss my love of tea and show off some of my photos. All images and opinions on this blog are my own, unless stated otherwise. I retain copyright on all photographs, but please do not hesitate to contact me at teaxplorer@gmail.com if you wish to reproduce any of my images. Likewise, if you would like me to review and photograph any teas for you, please get in touch. I would be happy to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I hope you return many times! Happy drinking! Drew B (@teaxplorer)
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One Response to REVIEW: What-Cha – Nepal Second Flush 2014 Golden Tips Black Tea

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