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.
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