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2011 Himalayan First Flush

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  • “This is another sample I received from Azzrian and I've been excited about trying it since I've never had a tea from Nepal before. First of all, I want to say that I'm a little puzzled as to how...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I completely forgot about these selections from Rishi. Major Tea Fail over here, I know. The dry leaves smell like bright floral - like flowers in a summer garden. First steep and the liquor is...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Morning Cup. Strange tea - good but interesting. Steep instructions are nothing like other black teas I have encountered - 185 to 190 for 3 mins. Okay not FAR off but unexpected early in the...” Read full tasting note
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From Rishi Tea

Himalayan First Flush, Black Tea has a beautiful, light golden orange colored liquor with an amazing floral aroma and a fruity, flowery aftertaste. This batch has flavor notes of apricot, peach, honeysuckle and wild flower honey with a lingering aftertaste and full aroma.

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The majority of our teas are organic and Fair Trade Certified. In 2009, we won 11 First Place Awards for Best Tea, almost double that of any competitor. Tea is our passion, it’s what we do best. We’re honored to share some of our favorite teas with you.

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This is another sample I received from Azzrian and I’ve been excited about trying it since I’ve never had a tea from Nepal before. First of all, I want to say that I’m a little puzzled as to how this qualifies as a black tea…it’s completely green and light brown. When brewing it emits an extremely fruity and somewhat floral smell, and the liquor it produces is a light amber. Overall, ot seems very much like an oolong to me. As for the flavor, to me it tastes like a combination of silver needle mixed with peach and apricot. It’s very “juicy” and a little tangy with the pleasing astringency and mellow nature that a white tea would possess. This one is definitely interesting, very unique and I like it a lot. Thanks Azz, I probably would’ve never tried this on my own.

Azzrian

You are most welcome.

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I completely forgot about these selections from Rishi. Major Tea Fail over here, I know.

The dry leaves smell like bright floral – like flowers in a summer garden. First steep and the liquor is a gorgeous golden brown, looks very luxe. First sip and I taste the soft peach and bright floral flavors. It’s quite the sipdown! Second steep, same flavors, same crispy flavor. This one’s a winner, guys!

Bonnie

Nice review short and sweet. Why don’t I read more reviews of Rishi Tea? Ah well. I have a sick sense of humor today…first flush makes me think of the…loo

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Morning Cup.
Strange tea – good but interesting. Steep instructions are nothing like other black teas I have encountered – 185 to 190 for 3 mins. Okay not FAR off but unexpected early in the morning! Yeah I managed to get up early today.
So what do I do? I do it the way I do most black teas.
At first I thought to myself “ah ha I was right” as the brew was lovely – then after it began to cool it became bitter. Well so I was wrong. I will re-steep going by the instructions.
Regardless – from what I tasted prior to the bitter coming through it was very nice!
I will rate and add more notes once I steep it correctly.

TeaBrat

It’s like a darjeeling tea – they can certainly get bitter and gnarly if the water temp is too hot.

Azzrian

Ah I will have to watch parameters!

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