Ilam Artisanal - Nepal

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From Assam Tea Company

This is a batch of semi-fermented tea from a small farmer in eastern Nepal. The leaves are large, dark brown, twisted and with ample silver buds. The brew is sweetish, aromatic and has a fantastic lingering mouthfeel. The body is smooth and lightish with dominant muscatel and woody aroma.

Tucked in the mountain ranges on the west of Nepal is the district of Ilam. One of the few tea growing districts of Nepal, the cup character of its tea is comparable to teas from Darjeeling district of India; which is right next door. Most teas here are produced by small family farmers, and cured at home manually, without use of any tea manufacturing machinery.

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2 grams82°C / 180°F3-5 minmedium
If the cup is too strong for you, please reduce the quantity of tealeaves from 2-grams/8-fl.oz. to 1.8-grams or 1.5-grams. Conversely, increase tealeaves to 2.3-grams if the cup is too weak for your taste.

Single origin, small coop, hand-rolled full leaves.

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Not a very good green tea, not very vegetal and almost no flavour of any kind.


Nepalese tea is tricky and not like other tea…closer to a hybrid of black and green in how you brew it. Working with lots of different types of Nepalese tea’s, some were just awful until the temperature was adjusted down usually and the timing changed. Playing with a small amount of tea in a gaiwan will help.
It was amazing how the flavor transformed!


Thanks Bonnie…I will experiment with it and see what happens.

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