Nepal Black, Spring 2019
This is an organically produced black tea from a remote tea garden in the high mountains (1700m above sea level) of Nepal. When I first tasted this tea, I was blown away by the cleanliness of the taste, and I said "these (this tea and Nepal Gold) taste exactly what I would imagine organic black teas from the high mountains of Nepal would taste like".
My palette is trained mostly for Chinese and Taiwanese teas, so this one has been a bit tough for me to describe, but I'll try my best!
The flavor is, again, distinctly clean. The leaves are highly aromatic and full of fruit and flower notes as well as autumn herbs and a foresty vibe. It's thick and full of honey and hot cocoa notes, with some spice, maybe a touch of grape, and a conifer forest finish. There's no bitterness or astringency present. Truly an awesome tea that I'm excited to share with you!