Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Tea Review: Khumbu Organic Black Tea (Nepali Tea Traders)

Khumbu Organic Black Tea
Nepali Tea Traders
Type: Black
Origin: Nepal
Product Description:
This tea reflects the beauty and adventure of the Khumbu region of Nepal, gateway to the Everest mountain area and home to the famed Tengboche Monastery. Fresh spring leaves are allowed to oxidize naturally, and then carefully hand-rolled producing a beautiful, dense tea. The cup reveals a dark amber liquor and a malty flavor, with hints of rich tobacco and a nutty finish. This tea is brisk and complex, with a well-balanced astringency and mouthfeel.
Temperature: 195° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 3 minutes

The dry leaves have an aroma of fragrant wood, stone fruit, and dates.

The copper-red liquor has a sweet aroma of baked fruit with a hint of malt.  The taste is moderately astringent with notes of baked fruit and caramelized sugar.

Following the recommendation from Nepali Tea Traders, I steeped this tea at 195° F for 3 minutes which resulted in a nice balance of astringency and flavor, just right for my tastes.  Slightly hotter water or adding a minute or two to the steeping time will also have good results for those who prefer a bolder cup of tea.  The best flavor was in the first two infusions, though the much lighter third infusion is still enjoyable. 

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

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