Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Tea Review: Sagarmatha Gold Black Tea (Nepali Tea Traders)

Sagarmatha Gold Black Tea
Nepali Tea Traders
Type: Black
Origin: Nepal
Product Description:
To the Nepalese, Mount Everest is “Sagarmatha,” and this exquisite first flush tea delivers an experience as rarefied as the pure mountain air. Tender buds grown in rich soil at 7,000 feet are plucked with an open leaf to allow the bud to breathe. The buds are carefully separated, withered, naturally oxidized, hand-rolled and dried. The result of this careful processing is a floral bouquet with notes of honey maple and roasted almonds. True to its name, Sagarmatha Gold ranked first in an international tea tasting held at Mount Everest Base Camp in April 2018.
Temperature: 208° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 3 minutes

The dry leaf aroma has notes of seasoned wood, nuts, and apricots. 

The copper red infusion has a sweet aroma of baked fruit (I was reminded of persimmons) and figs. The taste is reminiscent of baked fruit with a brown sugar finish.

With baked fruit and brown sugar notes throughout three infusions, this was a bit like drinking dessert without the dietary considerations.  While the best flavor is in the first two infusions, the third infusion is still quite nice.

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

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