Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Nepali Tea Traders
After a short summer season in Nepal, the Himalayan monsoon approaches the foothills with a magnanimous rush. The golden red soil of Sandakphu drinks in this moisture, producing a rare artisan tea that reflects all of nature’s goodness. After plucking, the leaves are 25 percent withered, then rolled in mechanical rollers. The tea is then placed in a shaping machine and further dried, producing uniformly curled leaves. The liquor is a distinctive rich golden color, with a cup that is mild yet flavorful, with a lovely balance of stone fruit and honey.
Learn more about this tea here.
On my Epic Sipdown, I came across a sample of this tea from Nepali Tea Traders. I was quite excited to see if the description matched the flavor of this tea.
I brewed this up in my new Sei Sei Tumbler. I was really craving those rich stone fruit notes that were described. Brewed this up like a black tea and wow. This tea has it all. Rich smooth notes of honey with an almost bread like background and apricot (?) flavors. So well done.
What I really love about this tea is how smooth it is. There is almost a silk texture to this tea while you drink it. This tea is one of those that feels like it needs to be saved for special occasions. But this one is completely affordable for an extra day sort of tea. I want to try this one as a cold brew for those hot summer days when you need a tea like this. There is a refreshing quality to it that I’m really enjoying.
The description of this tea was spot on and this is another fantastic tea that has been hiding in my cupboard. I’m so glad I pulled this one out today. Loving this fruit malty tea to finish out my day with.