Himalayan Special Spring Black Tea

description

A blend of clonal black teas from Darjeeling, this tea is distinct for its sweet aromatic profile and mellow tasting liquor.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Marked by notes of aromatic white flowers and hints of toasted nuts and chocolate.

appearance

Coppery

taste

The liquor is mellow and slightly sweet tasting. Flavors of hardwood, nuts and cream are noticeable, mild in intensity and medium-length in their finish.

COMPLEMENTS

Steamed fish, light sandwiches, fresh fruit, and soft cheeses.

dry leaf

aroma

Musty with notes of forest floor, toasted nuts and flowers.

appearance

Mix of lightly-rolled, whole pale green, brown and black leaves and few silvery buds.

infusion

aroma

Marked by notes of aromatic flowers and firewood.

appearance

Fully opened, whole, brownish-green leaves.

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

180 fl oz

85-90 oF

2.5 tsp / 2.5 g

5 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

Honey

TIME OF DAY
Anytime
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
First
SPECIALTY
Clonal
SKU FFHWB | GRADE FOP

7 Reviews

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Likes

  • Smooth Body 6
  • High Quality 4
  • Freshness 4
  • Unique Flavor Profile 4
  • Great Aroma 3

Dislikes

  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 2
  • Weak 1
  • No Flavor 0
  • Strong 0

Best Served

  • Anytime 4
  • Dessert Tea 2
  • Evening 2
  • Morning 2
  • Afternoon 1

P

Sept. 25, 2016

Quality stuff

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

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Evening, Dessert Tea.

Sweet, fruity and floral infusion. Very smooth and easy drinking. It's a dessert all on its own.

missionpk1

July 17, 2016

Classic

Likes : Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

Pretty much the classic Teabox tea. Maybe not as distinctive as some, but high quality.

Stephen

March 26, 2016

An anytime, treat that's worth spending time savouring.

Likes : Freshness, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

The dry leaf has a lovely green-tinged camouflage appearance and I'm getting some 'pippy-raspberry' aroma too. The liqour has a beautiful colour. I find it difficult, and almost pointless trying to describe a colour, but I would describe it as a warm yellow, almost a pale honey. The aroma is subtly sweet with almost a hint of sharpness. The taste is similarly subtle with hints of sweeteness, tied with a pronounced astringency that I found refreshing, but no sharpness. Someone else mentioned bread, and I get this too, but there's no 'maltiness' in the taste that I can detect (and that often accompanies that 'breadiness'). I'm sure this could be provoked into bitterness, but it didn't get there with a 5 minute steep. Second infusion for 4 minutes was also a 4-star experience, with the 'white bread' getting as little more obvious perhaps. It's lovely to get this type of taste without too much caffeine. Drunk plain.

Kirsty Headlong

Jan. 31, 2016

Smooth

Likes : Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

This is a lovely Darjeeling. On the fruity side and little astringency, but then I only brew for 2 mins but with a good amount of leaves. I did use slightly more leaf than usual as I found this to be lighter than some darjeelings. I really wish I could taste the toasted white bread others have referred to, but palate just isn't that good. Very nice and a tea I would buy again.

Andrew

Jan. 19, 2016

Good Morning Tea

Likes : Smooth Body, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning.

Slightly bitter, reminiscent of white bread with a fruity note.

George Stephen Zakhia

May 9, 2015

Great floral tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime, Evening, Dessert Tea.

Another excellent Darjeeling has a wonderful smoky floral aroma, brews into a clear amber golden liquor has a light taste with some astringency, flora with savory notes, and a mild smoky/toasted taste. An indulgent Darjeeling delicious to sip with sweet raisin oatmeal cookies.

rob

April 26, 2015

An enjoyable darjeeling

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body.

Dislikes : Weak.

Best Served : Anytime.

Subtle bitterness. Natural light sweetness. Notes of spring rose, ripe mango.

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