Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Golden Moon Tea
Nepalese Afternoon Tea is grown at the base of Mount Everest in the remote Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal. The infused nectar of this tea evokes serene notes of lotus, honey and fragrant sandalwood.
Learn more about this tea here.
When I first took a sip of this tea, I was afraid maybe I steeped it wrong or something, because the taste was a little harsh. But then I sat back, and allowed the tea in my cup to cool for a few moments (about three minutes) and took another sip. This time the flavor has mellowed, offering a lovely honey-esque sweetness and beautiful floral tones.
The flavor is vaguely reminiscent of a Darjeeling, but it also possesses some nice malty tones as well, like a fine Assam or Nilgiri. It has a boldness to it, but, like the name of the tea suggests, it isn’t quite as bold as you might want for a morning cup. This makes a much better afternoon tea for those times when you’re feeling the energy levels dip a bit – this tea will perk you right up!
I can’t get over how remarkably smooth it tastes. Especially when I consider how the first sip was really quite harsh. Those few moments of cooling time are essential to this tea – it makes the tea not just “tolerable” but very enjoyable. I also find that as the tea cools, the lotus notes seem to emerge. Very nice, indeed!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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