Panchakanya Classic Spring Black Tea

description

We love the fresh and vibrant first flush teas from Nepal. But this mellow-astringent offering from Panchakanya is what caught our attention this season. It's well made, well fired, and satisfies without overwhelming the palate.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Notes of greens, fresh bark, and hints of fire

appearance

Light gold

taste

The liquor is mild and rounded, tipped with crisp notes of aromatic herbs and flowers. A sweetness of ripe fruit is also discernible in the cup along with fresh hints of earth and greens.

COMPLEMENTS

Fresh fruit, nuts, vegetable sandwich, legumes, Mediterranean salads

dry leaf

aroma

Medley of floral, sweet, and fired notes

appearance

Mix of lightly rolled, green and brown leaves with abundant silver tips and green leaf specks

infusion

aroma

Pronounced notes of aromatic flowers and herbs with hints of ripe fruit.

appearance

Fully open, coppery-green leaves

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

6 fl oz

185-194 oF

2.0 tsp / 2.5 g

5 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Lemon

Drink Plain

Sugar

Honey

PICKING DATE
Apr 25, 2017
TIME OF DAY
Anytime
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
First
SPECIALTY
Clonal
SKU NPFFPKB | GRADE FTGFOP1 | INVOICE IL-89

3 Reviews

Likes

  • Great Aroma 2
  • 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
  • Evening 1
  • Dessert Tea 0
  • Anytime 0
  • Morning 0

chuan

April 10, 2017

a delicious tea with flower aroma

Likes : Great Aroma.

Best Served : Evening.

It's a great tea, with flower and green grass aroma . No bitter if making as the guidance on package. Of course , I will try to make tea with different time to find more possible of the aroma and flavor that may appear.

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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