Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Stone Leaf Teahouse
Grown in the shadow of Makalu (27,765 ft), the cool Himalayan air currents envelope the gardens to produce a truly unique environment that is best suited for tea. Add the considerable wisdom and experience of the tea manager, and you have the tea we present to you. A fine leaf selection with a remarkable honey aroma, followed by bright amber infusion with a full body. This black tea has characteristic tannins similar to Darjeeling, but distinctly holds up on its own.
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While I haven’t tried a large number of teas from Nepal, I have had several, and I’ve always been very pleased with what I’ve tasted from this country. This tea is no exception. This is fantastic!
The flavor is similar to a Darjeeling, but it has a fuller body and more robust flavor than what I typically experience from a Darjeeling tea. The flavor is deliciously bright, with lovely honey-esque notes that are detectable not just in the flavor but in the inviting aroma as well. There is some astringency to the cup that dries the palate slightly, as if to ready it for another sip. The aftertaste is lightly sweet.
There is a lovely wood tone to the flavor with hints of earth. There is also a delicious dark cacao note in the distance that mingles with a hint of flower. So many wonderful flavors, so deliciously complex, such an amazing tea!
I highly recommend this one!