Himalayan Orange 2010 [Out of stock]

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Grown high in the mountains of Nepal, across the border from Darjeeling, this is a beautiful tea boasting many white tips. Although one can compare this tea to a Darjeeling First Flush, it is decidedly less brisk, with light overtones of tropical fruits. The "Orange" in the name refers to the size of the tea leaf, Orange Pekoe leaves being the largest style leaves. Steep this tea for 3 minutes in 190 degree water.

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After steeping, the leaves give off a tropical fruit aroma, like guava or passion fruit, along with a pronounced spring honey smell. In the cup, the tropical fruit notes are less assertive, as well as less sweet. Again though, with other teas from the region, we can appreciate the dry briskness, puckering our mouths back into a smile which as the Indians say, is how you can tell a good cup of tea!

This tea actually comes from Nepal, so while it is not technically a Darjeeling, it is made in the Darjeeling style, with a hard wither, thorough rolling, limited oxidation and a mild firing process. Darjeeling teas are made right on the border separating India from Nepal, so its only natural that tea cultivation and the processing style has migrated over the border.

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The leaves are a beautiful color. Black, brown, with orange, yellow, and white tips. They’re also small, but not broken up. The color is this tea when brewed is golden-orange. It’s a beautiful colored tea in my opinion. Strong brew to get the body going. Delicious. It may have been a bit strong for me back when I first started drinking tea.

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Earth

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