Mann Spring Black

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Black Tea
Black Tea
Floral, Flowers, Grass, Sweet, Tangy, Astringent, Cream, Herbs, Malt, Peas
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190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 30 sec 5 g 16 oz / 473 ml

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Our maiden offering from Mann plantation of Kangra, this is a noteworthy black tea coming your way this season.
Its hand-rolled leaves undergo a controlled, low level fermentation that preserves its natural aroma. Notes of sweet green peas and parsley come together to render its aroma with a refreshing vegetal vigor. Discover refreshing flavors of malt, parsley and sweet herbs with every sip of the smooth liquor, marked by a pleasing astringency. This medium caffeine tea signs off with a lingering brisk, herbal touch.

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This is the 2016 spring harvest.

The tea is very vibrantly green and carries a fantastic aroma. The small green curls give off scents of fruit, lemon zest, and light grass tone. I can also pick up some fragrant florals in the mix. I pulled out my cast iron and filled her up. The brew is slightly thin with a smooth sweet tone. A next sip brings a slight spiked and sweet taste on the tip of the tongue along with a moderately floral body. The brew is very light and gives a nice sweet lingering taste on the pallet. The texture is interesting. This is a great lazy Sunday warm weather tea, but it is a bit too thin for my preference.

Flavors: Floral, Flowers, Grass, Sweet, Tangy

190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 45 sec 5 g 24 OZ / 709 ML

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This one was pretty nice. It actually compares to a Baozhong in some ways for how green it is. Even the leaves themselves are a hunter green highlighted by a lime green with some dark grey shadows. With one teaspoon after five minutes, the color of the tea is a very transparent yellow. In terms of taste, it is definitely like a sweet herb. Parsley is pretty close.

I’m not sure if I’d call this “astringent” or not. If I would have tried it before I got hooked into the world of tea, I would think it’s a slightly stronger green tea. A Gunpowder or an everyday Darjeeling would be more astringent than this tea, but it is also definitely more astringent than a Sencha and a Dragonwell. And it really does not taste like a black tea to me. The slight malt is actually more subtle than you’d expect from the description.

Bringing all the tastes of this together, you get creamy, herby, green, sweet, sweet peas, mildly astringent, and a hint malty. All of these tastes are something that I’d expect more out of an oolong save the herb taste. This is why I liked it.

I’d recommend to sample it, but not sure about buying it. It is something that will definitely deter your expectations of a black tea.

Flavors: Astringent, Cream, Herbs, Malt, Peas, Sweet

190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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