Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Tea Review: Green Pearls (Nepal Tea LLC)

Green Pearls
Nepal Tea LLC
Type:  Green
Origin:  Nepal, Kanchanjangha Tea Estate
Product Description:  A specially rolled green premium pluck with a medium body and prominent marine flavors of fresh salmon, kelp and seaweed.

Temperature: 175° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 2 minutes

The dry leaves have a sweet and peppery aroma with notes of seasoned wood, nori, and a hint of smoke.

The infusion is pale green infusion with a savory, nutty, and faintly marine green aroma.  The taste is smooth, nutty, and lightly buttery with a touch of astringency and a long refreshing green finish.

As the tea leaves unfurled, more flavor and aroma notes developed.  Though I prefer the savory low astringency results from a two minute steep, a longer steeping time after the first infusion did bring out intriguing new flavors including floral notes, accompanied by moderate astringency.

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

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