Shakira Estate 2nd Flush Nepal Tea SFTGFOP1 (S) (CL)

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200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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  • “Sipdown (129) Thank you Dexter for the share! I ended up dumping the whole sample in a large mug and it is making for a very nice tea. A bit brisk at the end of the sip but mostly smooth. There is...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I just had to cups of this pleasant tea. I have decided that it would make a nice travelling tea as it did not get bitter when I over steeped it a little and it has very little astringency. The...” Read full tasting note
  • “Another one that I finished off at work today. I like Capital Tea Ltd. for straight black teas, this is just not my favorite style of black tea. With my last order, I just ordered a bunch at...” Read full tasting note
  • “Thanks Dexter3657! (194) I drank this yesterday and today and now it’s gone, and both times I had interruptions that messed up my careful consideration of this tea. I know that I really enjoyed it,...” Read full tasting note
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From Capital Tea Ltd.

Beautifully well made bold copper/black leaves with ample tips grown at the high altitude Shakira Estate. These leaves produce a brisk, lively and strong tasting tea with subtle notes of grapes, musk and spice

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Sipdown (129)

Thank you Dexter for the share! I ended up dumping the whole sample in a large mug and it is making for a very nice tea. A bit brisk at the end of the sip but mostly smooth. There is also a touch of astringency at the top of the tea layered onto a more honey/malt base. It’s interesting and has a touch of muscatel but not something I need to keep stocked by any means. Still, I am grateful for the chance to try something new!

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200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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I just had to cups of this pleasant tea. I have decided that it would make a nice travelling tea as it did not get bitter when I over steeped it a little and it has very little astringency.

The leaf is mostly dark with scattered greenish gold buds and a few rust coloured leaves scattered here and there.

I steeped one teaspoon in 225ml of 95°C water. The first steep was over three minutes.

The tea brewed to a beautiful orangey red and smelled of sweet potatoes, malt cocoa, honey, soft and spicy sweet floral notes and red clover nectar.

The tea had a denser body than some Nepali teas I have had and a soft flavour. I detected notes of: honey, sweet potato, a spicy complex floral ranging from rose to spicy clover, cocoa, a light hint of muscatel, plum, cream, and malt. As it cooled it developed pastry and cherry notes.

The second steep of 3.45min. Tasted of cream, oatmeal, honey, sweet potato and malt with cherry, hints of cocoa and a spicy floral towards the end of the sip.

Altogether a nice and pleasant tea.

Fjellrev

Oh yeah, those are beautiful notes.

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Another one that I finished off at work today.
I like Capital Tea Ltd. for straight black teas, this is just not my favorite style of black tea. With my last order, I just ordered a bunch at random – hoping to find a hidden gem that I wouldn’t normally have noticed. This isn’t it. If you are a fan of Assam style teas, you would probably like this – but that’s not really my thing. At least it reminded me of an Assam, but what do I know. It’s a little too bright, too light, too brisk – ok wait that sounds like Darjeeling – dunno, I’m sure this is a quality tea, just not for me.

Marzipan

I’m trying to find a Hips Don’t Lie joke.

Cavocorax

Hahah – Marzipan

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Thanks Dexter3657! (194)
I drank this yesterday and today and now it’s gone, and both times I had interruptions that messed up my careful consideration of this tea. I know that I really enjoyed it, but couldn’t say why.

That’s ok though. I’ve never really had Capital Teas before and now I’m curious about them. They seem to do straight black teas well!

ETA Wait a minute! I remember people talking about them before and they are SERIOUSLY like a 10 minute drive away from my house. What? I wonder if I could just pick up from them? I mean, eventually. After I pick up my box(es) from Sil

OMGsrsly

Pickup could be nice!

Sil

cavo….we can do a joint shopping order with capital teas. I’ve had a few of their teas but their quantities are larger…sooo yeah.

Cavocorax

Sounds good Sil! I looked at the site, and while I’m interested, I’m a little overwhelmed by the choices. Splitting sounds like the best plan!

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