Leaf Type: Black Tea
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. We were honored when the tea was selected the best Black tea by the North American Tea Championship in their 2015 Contest.
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I start each day with at least one black tea and at least 3 times in the last 2 weeks I started it with Himalayan Golden Black Tea from Nepali Tea Traders. The good thing is that I really love Himalayan Golden Black Tea from Nepali Tea Traders but the bad thing is that I don’t have any left in my stash!
Himalayan Golden Black Tea from Nepali Tea Traders has the two-toned brown/black leaves that have a medium-strong black tea that feature hints of cocoa powder when sniffed. This was certainly the highlight of my pre-infusion tea experience.
As you infuse Himalayan Golden Black Tea from Nepali Tea Traders the aroma stands up to the water strong! In addition to notes of cocoa powder I could pick up on the cakey and bakey type of black tea that I have been longing for!
Everything comes full circle as you sip this tea. The taste of this Himalayan Golden Black Tea from Nepali Tea Traders is pretty fabulous! It’s strong, deep, rich, cocoa-like, cakey/bakey, and has even a slightly bitter plum end sip to it. The after taste leans more towards a dried apricot. Which ever stone fruit you pick up on I feel there are many tea lovers out there that will love this tea!