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This is a fantastic tea for a strong cuppa! I carry some around with me at all times because I never know when I am gonna be spending a night somewhere different, and I’m wary of their tea.
Flavorwise, it just depends on how you like it:
w/ milk: smooth, easy to drink, nice to the tongue.
w/out milk: Strong, bitter and great for after eating a big meal.
w/cardamom: like a light masala chai, but smooth.
Recipe with cardamom: lightly crush the cardamom with a roller (the wooden thing for dough. a spoon works, too) and put it in the cup with the bag/loose tea. Make sure the cardamom is opened up and you can see the seeds. Let it steep, the cardamom will infuse.
Tastes light and good!
Funny story how I learned of this tea:
I had to take a driving course and the guy was Pakistani. Since I’m a tea nut, we of course talked of tea. he said “there is a good one called Tapal Danedar you’d like a lot.” he then drove me to a new Eastern World Market near me and I bough a box.
He asked me next time I saw him, “you like the tea I recommended?” “oh, it’s fantastic!”
I was introduced to this a few years ago by a Pakistani friend at work. When I switched work locations I fell out of the habit of this tea. He is out in my office for the next few months and when I was sharing an Assam with him, I commented on my lack of a good jasmine green to have with Chinese and Thai dishes. He brought me in a spare box of this!
I’m so glad to have found this again. It’s lightly sweet, floral without being harsh and not grassy at all. I’m still going to pick up more of my favorite jasmine white from Shang eventually, but for something I can throw in a cup, not worry about oversteeping and just drink down with spicy Thai, this sure fills the need.
My initial taste was at about 3 1/2 minutes, but I left the bag in the cup for the next 1/2 hour while eating and it never got bitter.
I’m in Chicago this week on vacation visiting my husband’s family, and Tapal is their brand of choice. This is the tea I’ve been drinking for the past day and a half. I’m happy to say that I think I’m hooked! This fragrant tea is a truly lovely blend. The jasmine balances the green tea quite nicely, leaving a pleasantly non-grassy taste. Neither the jasmine nor the green tea flavors overpower! It’s slightly sweet and clean tasting. I think this is a green that I could drink regularly, definitely something I’ve never been able to say before! :)