Panchakanya Classic Spring Black Tea

description

The flavors in this tea are classic Nepal – bright, brisk, and extremely green. Such a flavor profile can appeal to a seasoned palate or the adventurous novice in search of new flavors.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Lifted note of fresh greens along with a hint of green bark and sweetness of yellow fruit at the back.

appearance

Gold

taste

The liquor is smooth and mildly sweet with layers of fresh earthy flavors. Notes of fresh nuts, fresh greens, and flax seed are discernible in the middle while hints of raw white fruit emerge in the finish.

COMPLEMENTS

Hard cheeses, fritters, and spicy food.

dry leaf

aroma

Slightly fermented with notes of undergrowth and dry red chili in the attack and toasted cashew in the release.

appearance

Mix of lightly-rolled black-brown leaves and bright green flakes.

infusion

aroma

Pleasantly vegetal.

appearance

Shards of olive green leaves.

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

180 fl oz

85-90 oF

1.75 tsp / 2.5 g

5 min

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

Honey

Lemon

Sugar

PICKING DATE
Apr 06, 2016
TIME OF DAY
Anytime
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
First
SPECIALTY
Clonal
SKU NPFFPKB | GRADE FTGFOP1 | INVOICE PK-44

2 Reviews

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Likes

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

Dislikes

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

Best Served

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

Laurie

Aug. 21, 2015

Jasmine, Basil, Silver tips!

Likes : Great Aroma, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Afternoon.

Another fine spring specimen from Nepal, this one boasts, to my nose, a nice aroma of jasmine and basil. I really do smell that tell-tale basil scent in here, though of course this is a single estate tea, not a blend, and least of all a Tulsi! Looking at the dried leaves, quite a few silver tipped with shiny hairs can be seen, just as one might expect to find in a premium China Green. To my surprise, the flavor of the light green liquor produced by a short infusion with less-than boiling water was rather piquant. The tasting notes on the package are “green peas” and “green chilis”, so I’d definitely agree with the latter. The vegetal quality strikes me as less sweet and closer to chestnuts. This is one of my favorite Nepalese teas so far...

sampath kumar

May 22, 2015

Average at best

Likes : Freshness.

Dislikes : Weak.

Best Served : Afternoon.

I got this tea as a free sample and i was at first pleasantly surprised to get a tea from Nepal. The dry tea gives off a pleasing sweet vegetal-floral smell. Upon hitting the water, it gives vigorous notes of grass and chilies. The infused liquor is a pale greenish orange with predominant notes of cooked greens - beans, peas and chilies - without the floral notes of the dry leaves. The body is quite weak, but without any harsh astringency. On the palate, the vegetal notes are obvious, though not layered with other notes. Overall, an average tea drinking experience

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