Antu Valley Classic Spring Black Tea

description

If you could capture the scent rain on dry earth in a cup, it would taste something like this tea. Made in Nepal's Mechi Valley, this spring pick is one of our best light teas this season.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Fresh floral with hints of bell pepper, and fresh nuts

appearance

Gold

taste

The liquor is clean, light and tipped with pleasant earthy flavors. A note of wet earth is prominent throughout the cup, complemented by subtle hints of wild greens and unripe fruit.

COMPLEMENTS

Dark chocolate, mushroom, soy-based foods, fruit cake

dry leaf

aroma

Slightly spicy with notes of dry grass, and hints of tree fruit

appearance

Mix of loosely rolled greenish-black leaves, brownish-green leaf cuttings, and silvery buds

infusion

aroma

Mellow notes of greens and tree fruit

appearance

Mix of pale green and dark olive green cut leaves

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

6 fl oz

185-194 oF

2.0 tsp / 2.5 g

4 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

Sugar

Honey

PICKING DATE
Apr 27, 2017
TIME OF DAY
Morning
CAFFEINE
High
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
First
SPECIALTY
Clonal
SKU NPFFAVB | GRADE FTGFOP1 | INVOICE IL-90

5 Reviews

Likes

  • Great Aroma 4
  • Freshness 3
  • Unique Flavor Profile 2
  • Smooth Body 1
  • High Quality 1

Dislikes

  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 1
  • No Flavor 0
  • Strong 0
  • Weak 0

Best Served

  • Afternoon 3
  • Anytime 2
  • Dessert Tea 0
  • Evening 0
  • Morning 0

vaclav burda

Sept. 15, 2017

Summer flush 2017

Likes : Great Aroma.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Afternoon.

Nepalese high mountain tea from the first spring flush. High quality sheet with tips. The infusion of a delicious, fresh, spicy flavor with blooming tones that remind me of a blooming meadow.

Sandra

Aug. 16, 2017

floral afternoon tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma.

Best Served : Afternoon.

Wonderful 1st flush Antu Valley tea from Nepal. I always buy this lovely floral and crip black tea in bulk and at times prefer it over a Darjeeling first flush. Fell in love with this particular tea years ago, it's my standard in-stock tea.

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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