Nepal Gold, 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 Black) 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. Compared to Nepal Black, the gold tip version is much more "airy", with brighter florals and an almost tropical fruit feel to it. It's like open meadows and summer herbs, with orange blossom honey and a velvety texture. An awesome black tea that I'm grateful to have been able to source!