Friday, July 24, 2020

Tea Review: Shangri-La Hand-Rolled Black Tea (Nepali Tea Traders)

Shangri-La Hand-Rolled Black Tea
Nepali Tea Traders
Type: Black
Origin: Nepal
Product Description: 
A superb everyday black tea, our organic Shangri-la Hand-Rolled is a balanced amber tea infused with subtle spice notes and hints of apricot. This tea is brisk and complex, with a well-balanced astringency and mouthfeel. Our Shangri-La hand-rolled is one of it's kind.
Temperature: 208° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 3 minutes

The dry leaves have an aroma of fragrant wood with notes that reminded me of dates and a hint of molasses.

The orange-amber liquor has an aroma of baked fruit with a hint of green vine.  The taste has notes of baked fruit, a hint of flowers, and a long apricot finish.

While this tea was flavorful when steeped for 3 minutes, the low astringency allowed for another 1-2 minutes of regret-free steeping.  Longer steeping times of 4-5 minutes helped to carry the flavor and aroma forward for the next two infusions..  Though the flavor was milder by the second infusion, it seemed to develop more sweetness which mingled pleasantly with the apricot notes in the finish.

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

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