China White Tea from Capital Tea Limited. . . .

Sometimes…I just want a plain, simple white tea. Don’t get me wrong…that doesn’t mean that it’s inferior. That could not be further from the truth when I’m sipping and jotting down tea tasting notes for this White Tea from Capital Tea Limited. The more specific, lengthy name of this lovely white tea from china is called…Bai Hao Yin Zhen – Yunnan Da Bai Silver Needle 2016.

A Yunnan Silver Needle? Yes please!

Bai Hao Yin Zhen – Yunnan Da Bai Silver Needle from Capital Tea Limited features gorgeous, pure, long shiny silver buds that give off a notably sweet floral aroma.

Unopened – these leaves are STUNNING and produce an incredibly sweet and smooth nectar-esque tea liquor with complex flavor and aroma notes that fondly remind me of both apricots and melons…two of my favorite fruits from the time I was a tike!

Sometimes you can just lose yourself in simplicity but isn’t that what is needed from time to time? Especially after a long, stressful day, week, month, or YEAR? This tea whispers ‘YOU TIME’. Listen to the whispers…and enjoy a cuppa!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  White
Where to Buy:  Capital Tea Limited
Description
Gorgeous pure long shiny silver buds with a notably sweet floral aroma. These stunning unopened leaves produce an incredibly sweet and smooth nectar-like tea liquor with complex flavour and aroma notes reminiscent of apricots and melon. – 50g package

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Perfect, Cold-Weather Cup: Boisahabi Estate Assam from Capital Tea Ltd

Assam teas are known for their fuller, malty feel and flavor, distinctly different than the tart zing of Ceylon black teas.  This Assam from the Boisahabi Estate from Capital Tea Ltd., is a high grade tea (STGFOP (SPL) ) with a mix of black tea leaves and the highly-prized golden tips that bring the complex and delicious flavor.

In the dry leaf, this tea smells comforting and slightly spicy, like cinnamon sticks and fresh wood.  Brewed, the tea becomes surprisingly fruity, with lush muscatel flavors like pear and plum.  Beneath this fruitiness, the black tea is smooth and full, with toffee tones.  Overall, the tea feels very pleasant to drink, with a texture that fills my mouth with a warm, fuzzy feeling, without being too cloying or too sharp.

In the winter season, I seem to be drawn to all the crazy dessert-flavored teas like pumpkin pie or gingerbread cake, but while those teas are fun, their flavors are certainly enhanced by artificial flavors or added sugars and sprinkles.  There’s a time and place for those tasty flavored teas, but this Assam from Boisahabi Estate really took me by surprise and felt more flavorful and festive than those other blends.

This tea has a beautiful balance of both bold and delicate flavors, with the lighter, garden-like flavors of stone fruit, and the rich caramel and black tea undertones.  Even without sugar or milk, there is a smooth and comforting natural sweetness to this brew, which speaks to the quantity and quality of the golden tips and the tea leaves as a whole.

When you want a mature cup of tea with comforting yet complex flavors, brew a cup of Assam black tea from Boisahabi Estate from Capital Tea Ltd. and stay cozy in the chilly weather.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Capital Tea Ltd
Description:

Sweetly aromatic attractive deep brown Assam leaves with plenty of golden tips. These leaves infuse to a rich, full bodied, and intensely flavourful tea liquor with prominent notes of candy-malt and toffee. Highly recommended as a breakfast tea to drink with milk

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Akiya Estate Arunachal Pradesh FTGFOP (CL – SPL) – 2016 from Capital Teas Limited. . . .

I would describe today’s tea (Akiya Estate Arunachal Pradesh FTGFOP 2016) as “juicy.” It has a plum/nectarine vibe to it like someone stealthed a little bit of Goya fruit juice in there. It’s a straight black, which makes this a delightful surprise. The flavor is bright & perky, like the appearance of the tea itself (golden tipped leaves, much lighter than the average black).

I think this tea would be a good introduction to straight blacks. I, too, once feared the straight tea. How could it be so complex and interesting as everyone says? Are they cray-cray or something?

Liking straight tea has not classed up my personality whatsoever. I’m wearing a sweater with a cartoon fox illustration on it. My desk has three stuffed animals (Grumpy Cat, Pikachu, Deadpool), three action figures (Captain America, Winter Soldier, Mystique), and a Dog-A-Day calendar on it. There are also two sarcastic pen-mugs, one of which says “CAPTAIN OF INDUSTRY,” and the other of which says “CUSTOMER SERVICE WEEK.” I also have a Penn State Nittany Lion Lego-compatible mini-figure hot-glued to my lamp.

My point here is that this tea — like many straight teas — is not un-approachable. You can feel free to try it. Explore it. Get in there and see if you can taste those mysterious Other Flavors. Much like alligator allegedly “tastes like chicken,” this tea “tastes like juice.” Get on board!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Black
Where to Buy:  Capital Tea Limited
Description

Exceptional quality golden tipped leaves from and esteemed tea maker in Arunachal Pradesh near Assam. These leaves produce an incredibly well rounded and sweet tasting medium bodied tea liquor with complex malty flavour notes and with stone fruit-like overtones

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Boisahabi Estate Assam SFTGFOP1 – 2015 from Capital Tea Limited. . . . .

Boisahabi Estate Assam SFTGFOP1 – 2015 from Capital Tea Limited is the tea of the moment here at Sororitea Sisters. It’s a sweetly aromatic, attractive deep brown Assam leaved tea with plenty of golden tips thrown into the mix.

According to the company’s website these leaves infuse to a rich, medium bodied, and notably malty tasting tea liquor with a clean smooth mouth feel. I agree with most of that, however, I would say that it’s more of a bolder, richer flavored Assam.

Boisahabi Estate Assam SFTGFOP1 – 2015 from Capital Tea Limited also has slightly malty flavors with a subtle nod to dark chocolate. On the end sip on to the after taste I thought it was a bit peppery. The flavor lingers nicely.

I would also agree that Boisahabi Estate Assam SFTGFOP1 – 2015 from Capital Tea Limited is a marvelous morning tea. It’s a nice pick-me-up! I feel it’s one of those top notch Assam offerings especially for those who appreciate teas from different estates!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: Capital Tea
Description

Sweetly aromatic attractive deep brown Assam leaves with plenty of golden tips. These leaves infuse to a rich, medium bodied, and notably malty tasting tea liquor with a clean smooth mouth feel. Highly recommended as a breakfast tea to drink with milk!

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Kenya Emrok Factory FTGFOP1 from Capital Tea Limited

I’m a fan of Black Teas – as many of you may already know. I’m a fan of tasting teas from different countries and estates, too! So of course I was excited to try Kenya Emrok Factory FTGFOP1 from Capital Tea Ltd. One thing I couldn’t recall was that if I have ever had a tea from Nandi Hills in West Kenya, specifically, and that is where this tea hails from.

Kenya Emrok Factory FTGFOP1 from Capital Tea Ltd. is harvested in December and the leaves are tri-colored in different shades of brown and what I would consider to be a khaki type color. The infused leaves leave behind a lovely shade of tea water.

The flavor on the tongue is just as impressive – if not more. I could pick up notes of citrus and honeysuckle but also wet-woodsy hits as well. Kenya Emrok Factory FTGFOP1 from Capital Tea Ltd. is right up there with some of my favorite Kenyan teas. I would certainly recommend it!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: Capital Tea Limited
Description

Sensational well made leaf grade tea from the Nandi Hills in West Kenya. Harvested in December, these wiry leaves produce a bright liquoring, elegant and refined tasting tea with a captivatingly lively mouth feel, ample body and a well balanced complex flavour profile with notes of citrus, malt and honeysuckle. A very enjoyable all day tea that is highly recommended!

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