Nepal 2015 Sandakphu 'Ruby' Semi-Ripe Dark Tea

Tea type
Black Pu-erh Blend
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Char, Cocoa, Malt
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 45 sec 5 g 8 oz / 232 ml

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A most unusual dark tea possessing a rich earthy dark chocolate aroma and taste.

It is processed initially as a normal black tea which is then left in a ‘jute bag’ exposed to the Nepalese elements for a year and then finally ‘fired’. This processing style is unique to Nepal and produces a tea which can be best described as ‘semi-ripe’ as it’s flavour profile is halfway in-between a black tea and a ripe dark tea.

Sourced direct from Sandakphu Tea, a factory which processes the tea grown by the villagers of Jasbire Village in Ilam District.

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836 tasting notes

Savoury herb note which blooms into a sweetness. Some astringency. Very nice full flavour.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML

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Gaiwan brewed, the raw leaf smells delightfully malty and toasty with only a hint of sweetness. The first steep was a lovely composite of gentle cocoa and malt flavors, gently sweet with a very faint toasty char character. I mostly found these flavors remained balanced and unchanged in later steeps with the flavor sadly fleeting. A delightfully drinkable tea that left me wanting a little more.

Flavors: Char, Cocoa, Malt

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 88 ML

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Thick on the tongue, with a blend of subdued earthiness, malt, and semi-sweet cocoa. The cocoa lasts quite long in the finish, which is smooth and very slightly chalky in texture. Simultaneously rich and mellow, this tea is a unique one that I found enjoyable.

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