TEA REVIEWS: Nepali Tea Traders

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Website: Nepali Tea Traders
Twitter: @NepaliTea
Facebook: Nepali Tea Traders
Company location: Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA

Nepali Tea Traders is a Colorado-based company that specialises in Nepalese teas. Nepali Tea Traders is passionate about promoting Nepalese tea and helping tea farmers in Nepal. Due to the devastating impact of the earthquakes that recently hit Nepal, Nepali Tea Traders is currently donating 20% of their profits to the country. So, drink some excellent tea and support a good cause.

Today, I’m reviewing three, very different black teas sold by Nepali Tea Traders. I am also reviewing an oolong tea that caught my attention because it is roasted. This is my first roasted oolong from Nepal.

Himalayan Golden Black Tea

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Himalayan Golden cups out a light brown to copper-coloured liquor that has sweet, orange blossom-like flavours. It is a medium to full-bodied tea that has a clean finish and could serve as a morning or afternoon tea.

  • Infuse 3 times with 95C water

Retail price: 1.6 oz pouch for $10 / 3.2 oz pouch for $18 / 1.6 oz tin for $14

 

Kalo Chia Black Tea

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Kalo Chia is an award-winning tea that has a wonderful balance between sweet (honey and caramel) and malty notes. It is very aromatic, has a thick mouthfeel and a long-lasting aftertaste. While I would classify this as an afternoon tea, it is loaded with complex flavours.

  • Infuse 4 times with 90 to 95C water

Retail price: 1.6 oz pouch for $9 / 3.2 oz pouch for $17

 

Khumbu Black Tea
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Khumbu has jammy flavour notes, moderate to high tannins and a dry finish. It is packed with flavour and could possibly take a small splash of milk if infused longer. Khumbu is an ideal breakfast tea, and Assam drinkers should try it!

  • Infuse 3 times with 95C water

Retail price: 1.6 oz pouch for $8 / 3.2 oz pouch for $14

Annapurna Amber Oolong Tea
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Most Nepalese oolongs that I’ve tried do not resemble any of the Chinese or Taiwanese oolongs that I love dearly. Annapurna Amber is an exception! It cups out a golden-brown liquor that has sweet, honey-like flavours and some smoky undertones. Annapurna is smooth, and it is lighter in flavour and body than many amber oolongs that I’ve tried – but this is not a bad thing.

  • Infuse 4 times with 85 to 90C water

Retail price: 1.6 oz pouch for $12 / 3.2 oz pouch for $20 / 3 oz tin for $15

Conclusions

Nepalese teas are only something that I recently discovered. I love that many Nepalese black teas are smooth, sweet (but not too sweet) and can take many infusions. The three black teas I reviewed here are a great representation of the flavours and strength that can be found in Nepalese teas. While I really like all three black teas, the Kalo Chia should not be missed when placing an order.

I would also say that the Annapurna Amber Oolong should not be missed. I find some amber oolongs to be very strong, but I think this one isn’t overpowering, and it flavours are refined. As a roasted oolong lover, this tea really surprised me, and it would be nice to hear what others think.

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About teaxplorer

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 TEA REVIEWS: Nepali Tea Traders

  1. medithes says:

    If you like nepal’s Tea I recommend Guranse garden. Their white’s teas is so wonderfull. Unfortunately they are ou of stock at Palais des thés. maybe in other shops

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