Himalayan First Flush

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Drying, Floral, Fruity, White Grapes
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  • “Aroma: Fresh hay, a little grassy and a sweet, slight fruity element. Flavour: The first few sips are fruity, like warm freshly squeezed grape nectar, with slow steady hints of cherry. It’s sweet,...” Read full tasting note
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Kuwapani plantation are responsible for this truly remarkable first flush. The lighter teas that Nepal produces are modelled on those of Darjeeling, found just over the Himalayan mountains to the South. This tea, made using only the first leaves picked during Spring, is a particularly delicate and exquisite example.

On a clear day in the valley where Kuwapani tea is grown, you can catch sight of Malaku, the fifth highest peak in the world. The plantation sits at 6,000 feet, a high altitude that promotes a more measured growth rate and helps develop this tea’s complex character. At Kuwapani, Cool breezes from the Himalayas, along with abundant sunshine and vigorous monsoon rains provide a climate perfectly suited to the production of this high quality tea.

Plucked and packed on site, the end result is a tea full of fat, downy buds, and large, gently rolled leaves. These hand processed and lightly oxidised leaves yield a delicate brew with a fruity, elegant flavour.

This tea is a fantastic find for those in need of a light Darjeeling style tea with a subtle difference and an abundance of elegant charm.

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Aroma: Fresh hay, a little grassy and a sweet, slight fruity element.

Flavour: The first few sips are fruity, like warm freshly squeezed grape nectar, with slow steady hints of cherry. It’s sweet, gentle and fulfilling.

Final Thoughts: Himalayan first flush is totally elegant; both tea and packaging have that type of class that comes with good champagne. Obviously, such an exclusive and complex tea is going to come with a price tag that exceeds the usual. However, this beautifully flavoursome and light tea is worth every penny. Recognition for exquisite Nepalese teas like this one is on the rise, and it’s great that Tea in the City has sourced and stocked it in advance of that trend. I love the company for this, all of their teas are special, so even if this one doesn’t tickle your taste buds, the company is still worth checking out for their other premium teas.

Flavors: Drying, Floral, Fruity, White Grapes

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