Lakyrsiew Exotic Summer Black Tea

description

This tea comes from the misty mountains of the Lakyrsiew estate in the northeastern state of Meghalaya. It has an intense floral flavor profile, quite unlike summer teas from this part of the country which tend be fruitier. But thats just what you grow to love about it.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Baked and marked by notes of fresh nuts, hay, and garden flowers along with an undertone of eucalyptus

appearance

Golden

taste

The liquor is mellow, medium-bodied, and exceptionally floral. Notes of sweet pea and waxy white flowers, similar to honeysuckle and orchids, define the middle while fresh nuts come through towards the end along with notes of ripe guava. The liquor is creamy in parts, but largely fresh-tasting.

COMPLEMENTS

Best enjoyed on its own or with a bowl of fresh fruit and cucumber sandwich

dry leaf

aroma

Dry grass in the attack with hints of toasted cashew in the release

appearance

Wiry, elongated, blackish-brown and green leaves; some with tips

infusion

aroma

Vegetal and aromatic white flowers

appearance

Olive green with coppery hues

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

180 fl oz

80-85 oF

2.5 tsp / 2.5 g

4 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

Honey

Lemon

Sugar

PICKING DATE
Jun 02, 2016
TIME OF DAY
Evening
CAFFEINE
Low
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
Second
SKU NESFLKB | GRADE SFTGFOP1 | INVOICE BD-1
CERTIFICATIONS


7 Reviews

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Likes

  • Freshness 7
  • Unique Flavor Profile 4
  • Smooth Body 3
  • High Quality 3
  • Great Aroma 2

Dislikes

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

Best Served

  • Evening 4
  • Afternoon 3
  • Anytime 3
  • Morning 2
  • Dessert Tea 0

Jane

March 1, 2016

fresh, nutty, complex

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

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime.

The dry tea leaves have a rich, nutty aroma with hints of wildflowers. Once steeped the floral aroma takes over--it reminds me of Jasmine, or maybe honeysuckle. The taste is predominantly floral as well, with a smooth, round mouthfeel. There is very little bitterness unless over-steeped. Excellent tea! I would absolutely order it again.

Laurence

Feb. 14, 2016

Good but needs to be treated carefully

Likes : Freshness, High Quality.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning, Evening.

I got this tea as a free sample and it has a good fresh taste. Its quite dark considering, but I oversteeped it the first time. If your careful it can be made fairly dark and tastes food with honey and milk.

Andrea

Jan. 11, 2016

Lovely tea

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body.

Best Served : Anytime.

This was another favorite. Light flavor. Strong orchid taste. Very floral

Laurie

Aug. 21, 2015

Cashews...

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

Best Served : Afternoon.

The dried leaves of this early 2015 harvest Eden’s Cloud tea are crispy and spindly, evoking memories of Mao Feng. But the scent and flavor are entirely distinct. I agree with the aroma note of cashew, and I also find a nuttiness to the flavor of this darker golden brew. To me the tea is only lightly floral, and I wouldn’t be able to identify specific scents (honeysuckle and wildflowers) without having them suggested to me. I’ll have to do blind testing of some of these teas at some point, and see what aroma and palate notes I come up all on my own. The only thing that really matters is that I really do like this tea, and it really is black, despite having been harvested in spring.

Laurence

May 19, 2015

Interesting

Likes : Freshness, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime, Afternoon, Evening.

I was very keen to try this tea, it's has a wonderful light flavour and is different from both Assamese and Darjeeling teas. It is certainly worth trying, although a similarly priced Darjeeling would have a more complex flavour.

Helen

Sept. 1, 2014

A beautiful tea

Likes : Freshness, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Afternoon, Evening.

Delicate and subtle, but with layers and layers of flavour. Each mouthful feels like a gift

Polemnia

Aug. 27, 2014

Extremely light and herbal

Likes : Freshness.

Dislikes : Weak.

Best Served : Morning, Evening.

This was an extremely light, almost watery brew that tasted much like an herbal tea with grassy overtones.

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