Mann Special Spring Black Tea

description

Teas from Kangra are typically restrained, with flavors that are unimposing, earthy and green. But this season we are being treated to some highly aromatic teas that can easily contest a Darjeeling. This chinary tea boasts a heady, sweet, floral flavor profile that one usually associates with a clonal. Its flavors are simple and smooth yet robust and succulent.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Immensely floral, suggesting gardenia and silk tree blossom in the attack, with mango at the back.

appearance

Straw

taste

The liquor starts out on a clean, brisk note and gradually turns sweet and floral. It acquires richness in the middle with the floral flavors lingering well into the back alongside notes of tree fruit. The flavors are well-rounded, full, and taste immensely aromatic.

COMPLEMENTS

Grilled vegetables, Asian salads, sushi, and tofu.

dry leaf

aroma

Sharp and noticeably green, suggestive of undergrowth, with notes of bitter nuts and gardenia towards the back.

appearance

Long, wiry, dark green leaves, some dark olive green buds and a scattering of loosely-rolled bright green leaves.

infusion

aroma

Pulpy fruit notes with some vegetal nuances, resembling sweet pea.

appearance

Fully opened, forest green and olive green leaves.

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

180 fl oz

85-90 oF

2.75 tsp / 2.5 g

5 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

Lemon

PICKING DATE
Mar 19, 2016
TIME OF DAY
Anytime
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
First
SPECIALTY
Chinary
SKU KGFFMB | GRADE SFTGFOP1 | INVOICE 1051

3 Reviews

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Likes

  • Smooth Body 2
  • High Quality 2
  • Great Aroma 1
  • Freshness 0
  • Unique Flavor Profile 0

Dislikes

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

Best Served

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

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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