Mann Special Spring Black Tea

description

Kangra is reputed for producing some of the nicest self-drinking teas in the world. And this first flush clonal black tea is easily one of the best such teas we've come across. It’s a soft, sweet-smelling tea, that’s also feels effortless on the palate. It’s exceptional in its texture and aromas; an elegant example of Kangra tea at its best.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Warm, sweet and soft; marked by notes of steamed corn kernels and lily.

appearance

Gold

taste

The liquor is smooth, ample in the mouth, well-balanced and well-rounded. It has a lovely perfumy floral length, made soft by mellow notes of corn silk. Undertones of sweet greens are also discernible in the cup.

COMPLEMENTS

Fresh fruit, Mediterranean salads, pesto, cucumber sandwich, fritters

dry leaf

aroma

Clean notes of fresh wild greens and wild flowers

appearance

Long, well rolled greenish-black leaves - some with tips - and bright green leaf cuttings

infusion

aroma

Soft notes resembling cooked legumes

appearance

Fully opened bright whole olive green leaves and unopened buds

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

180 fl oz

85-90 oF

2.0 tsp / 2.5 g

5 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Lemon

Drink Plain

Sugar

PICKING DATE
Apr 05, 2017
TIME OF DAY
Anytime
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
First
SPECIALTY
Clonal
SKU KGFFMB | GRADE FTGFOP1 | INVOICE OT-1

5 Reviews

Likes

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

Dislikes

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

Best Served

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

Terje

Feb. 8, 2017

Wow! What a pleasant surprise with that spring feeling.

Likes : Freshness, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

Now this is something special! Its fruity floral character stands out, I find this tea reminiscent of both Darjeeling and Sencha. Very pleasant, well balanced floral tea with hints of grass and a surprising fruitiness. It is without a doubt in competition with my favourite Darjeelings. Steeping a more generous amount however makes the grassy taste become more prominent, and the seaweed-like taste found in Sencha comes to mind. But a generous steep I find more balanced and mellow than the most seaweed-like senchas, and at the same time retains its Darjeeling presence. My only regret buying this tea shy over a week ago is only buying 100 grams. Really worth a try.

Matt

Feb. 1, 2017

Good aroma

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body.

Dislikes : Weak.

Nice aroma; crisp and flavorful.

Zach

Dec. 28, 2015

Light, yet flavorful

Likes : Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Afternoon.

I was impressed with the flavor despite the lighter liquor. It has a sweet and creamy taste without coming on strong.

A

Sept. 15, 2015

Exotic and Unexpected

Likes : Great Aroma.

Best Served : Anytime.

This Kangra tea is very exotic and presents a flavor profile which is quite unexpected given the color of its infusion. A very interesting tea indeed. Certainly worth trying.

Oyvind Saanum Eithun

June 24, 2015

Delightful, delivate tea

Likes : Smooth Body, High Quality.

Aroma is appealing, but subdued. Mostly herbs, maybe a hint of birch leafs. Smooth taste. Quite herbal, a touch of chamomile, a little birch leafs, but much fuller and complex than a herb tea. Nice finish, mostly the same notes as above. One of the best non-darjeelings I have tested.

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