Antu Valley Classic Spring Black Tea

description

Produced by a small cooperative in Nepal’s Mechi Valley, this spring tea is one of our lighter teas this season. It flows effortlessly, feels incredibly mellow on the palate and easy of the senses – ideal for those who prefer a light cup of tea.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Subtle; marked by notes of coriander seeds, hints of ginger candy and pulpy yellow fruit.

appearance

Light gold

taste

The liquor has a slightly stringy quality to it which stands out right from the start. The flavors are quite entwined, revealing only subtle notes of hay and sweet greens towards the middle.

COMPLEMENTS

Light snacks, tree fruit and toasted nuts.

dry leaf

aroma

Wheat husk in the attack and toasted cashew in the release.

appearance

Well-rolled black leaves with few powder green buds and bright green flakes.

infusion

aroma

Vegetal with a light note of fruit.

appearance

Dark olive green.

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

180 fl oz

85-90 oF

1.75 tsp / 2.5 g

5 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

Honey

Lemon

Sugar

PICKING DATE
Apr 04, 2016
TIME OF DAY
Morning
CAFFEINE
High
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
First
SPECIALTY
Clonal
SKU NPFFAVB | GRADE FTGFOP1 | INVOICE IL-33

3 Reviews

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Likes

  • Great Aroma 2
  • Freshness 2
  • Unique Flavor Profile 2
  • Smooth Body 1
  • High Quality 1

Dislikes

  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 0
  • No Flavor 0
  • Strong 0
  • Weak 0

Best Served

  • Anytime 2
  • Afternoon 1
  • Dessert Tea 0
  • Evening 0
  • Morning 0

Yoshinori

May 22, 2016

Almost 1st Flush Darjeeling tea with good aroma.

Likes : Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

About 2015 tea, not 2016. Not so light taste. Good sweet freglance like 1st Flush Darjeeling tea of 20$/100g.

Zach

Jan. 4, 2016

Light Evening Tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Afternoon.

As the previous reviewer mentioned, this tea is light enough to be a green. The aroma, taste, and finish all have various fruitiness to them, which makes for a highly enjoyable evening tea for me.

Laurie

Aug. 21, 2015

Very green!

Likes : Freshness.

Best Served : Anytime.

Everything about this tea seems green to me, from the appearance of the dried leaves, to the light golden-green color of the liquor, to the brighter green of the spent leaves, right up to and including the silken texture and sweet pea taste. I did note that the dried leaves smell a lot like first flush Darjeeling, but since everything else seemed so green I decided to try a reinfusion of the leaves and found that it was not at all bitter and indeed highly potable as well.

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