Nepal Golden Ring Black Tea

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Black Tea
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Floral, Fruity, Malt, Sweet
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  • “Currently drinking this one and talking to people on Slack; I’m looking for new people to follow here on Steepster right now ‘cause I feel like my dash has slowed down a lot since many of the...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Nepal Golden Ring – Spring 2016 The tea looks similar to a ‘black gold’ pure bud bi luo chun black tea, and smells similarly malty and savory, but has a distinctly fruity aroma similar to a mild...” Read full tasting note

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Another brilliant black tea from Greenland Organic Farm, sharing a number of similarities with its Golden Tips counterpart, possessing a smooth malty taste but with a sweeter fruitier side to it.

Sourced direct from Greenland Organic Farm, who are very much at the forefront of a burgeoning Nepali tea industry dedicated to producing high quality artisanal teas.

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Currently drinking this one and talking to people on Slack;

I’m looking for new people to follow here on Steepster right now ‘cause I feel like my dash has slowed down a lot since many of the people I follow have become inactive in the last year. So, if anyone can think of someone who posts relatively regularly who’s reviews you enjoy seeing on your own dash let me know ‘cause I’d love to follow some new people!

I’m enjoying this one so far – I kind expected it to be a little more full bodied but the medium bodied notes that I am getting are really pleasant/smooth. I actually need to hurry my ass up and finish it off ‘cause it’s starting to get cold now since I’ve been a little distracted with talking to everyone on top of texting my stupid boyfriend.

Most prominent note here is malt which doesn’t surprise me ‘cause I find that a lot of Indian teas really have that strong malty feel and Nepal’s terroir is so similar to India’s that there’s certainly quite a bit of flavour overlap from similarly styled teas. In addition to that I’m getting some nice freshly baked bread notes and a sweeter mid sip/body flavour. I think this is the element of the tea that’s supposed to be fruitier but I’m honestly struggling a little to identify any specific fruit notes rather than just that bright, natural “fructose” type sweetness. The finish has a light sort of “cocoa” taste to it; like a light dusting on the tip of my tongue. Definitely no real presence in the aftertaste, which is disappointing: I like that “imprint” of flavour that creeps on long after you’ve finished the sip. It draws out the mug more because you get to savor the sips longer before taking another…

Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tZ5Nr4_1KI&index=6&list=LL1M1wDjmJD4SJr_CwzXAGuQ

A little ironic because I’m finding this tea doesn’t really have that aftertaste/“shadow” following the sip. Good song though; it’s been a Wombats day for me. I think I’ve listened to my three favourite songs by them like a half dozen times a piece so far today?

“Kiss me with your fist it’s all right
Wrap your hands around my throat I won’t mind”

It’s almost like those lyrics are describing what I’m WANTING from this tea but not quite getting…

Cheri

Sorry I haven’t been around too much. I also can’t remember the last time I felt like even writing a tasting note. Crazy. I’ll try to be better on both.

Roswell Strange

No need to apologize! People move on for different reasons, and they’re all valid :)

Dexter

I need to get better at writing tasting notes – I just feel that mine aren’t interesting like yours. I’m pretty boring so I don’t think you’re missing much.

mrmopar

I have been backlogged evaluating stuff in storage. I need to get back at it soon.

Mookit

I’m still here, just stopped temporarily because of life stuff! My reviews will be making a comeback soon :)

Evol Ving Ness

Gah! I’m still here, but seem to be drinking the same thing over and over and over.

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Nepal Golden Ring – Spring 2016

The tea looks similar to a ‘black gold’ pure bud bi luo chun black tea, and smells similarly malty and savory, but has a distinctly fruity aroma similar to a mild Darjeeling. The wet leaves blast the fragrance making the fruity aroma even more apparent. The flavor in the cup is indeed somewhere between a dian hong black tea and a Darjeeling black, with the full bodied satisfaction of a dian hong. There’s also a bit of a hint of a Taiwanese style black in there. For me, 1st flush Darjeelings leave a bit to be desired with regards to body and texture, and I love dian hong and other Yunnan tippy blacks, so this tea really hits a nice spot in being both satisfying and complexly floral.

Flavors: Floral, Fruity, Malt, Sweet

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