Monday, October 10, 2016

Tea Review: Kumari Gold (Nepal Tea LLC)

Kumari Gold
Nepal Tea LLC
Type: Black
Origin: Nepal, Kanchanjangha Tea Estate
Product Description: Kumari Gold is a special black tea produced by Kanchanjangha Tea Estate, which is processed from the young tea bushes grown and carefully nurtured in the foothills of Mt. Kanchanjangha. It contains high volume of essential oils, which is prominent as a thin layer of oil quickly surfaces the tea when brewed.

Temperature: 208° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 3 minutes

The dry leaves have an aroma of oats, dates, and grapes with a light hint of smoke.

The infusion is red with a sweet aroma of baked fruit, grains, and brown sugar.  The taste is bold and moderately astringent with notes that remind me of a rich dark bread.

This tea has an interesting finish, with the dryness I expect from a tea with this profile only appearing toward the back of my mouth, while the rest is velvety from the oils in the tea.  A second infusion brought out floral notes.

This tea was provided as a free sample without guarantee of a review.

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