Tea colour: black tea
Aspect: leaves rolled according to the traditional black tea method.
Colour: dark brown with lighter coloured buds.
Scents: warm woody, leather and stewed fruit notes.
Brewed leaves (infusion)
Aspect: a mixture of copper, brown and green leaves.
Scents: a lively floral, camphor attack, making way for woody, stewed fruit notes with hints of leather.
Colour: a clear, gleaming liquor with a coppery-orange colour.
Texture: well structured right from the start, giving this tea lots of presence and character.
Aromas: an aromatic bouquet present right from the start, with pronounced woody notes, fresher vegetal hints and a few stewed fruit and floral accents which add complexity, along with hints of leather.
Aromatic profile and length in the mouth:
good long and lively dry wood, vegetal and almond notes, retaining the fruity notes but in a fresher form.
Our verdict: Grown on the slopes of Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal, this is an excellent, well-structured tea with an astringency. A lovely bouquet of woody and stewed fruit notes, which combine perfectly with livelier vegetal and almond qualities, lingering beautifully in the mouth.
Throughout the year, our experts travel in the tea plantations looking for the best pluckings and new, rare, delicious teas.
The fact that we travel so extensively, that we taste and buy on location has many advantages and allows us to find rare crops by looking outside the traditional supplier circuit, to taste and to share with you the harvests of small plantations, which are often hidden away.
Visiting tea estates regularly and thereby establishing long-lasting relations with our suppliers allows us to guarantee regular quality control of the teas we buy, and to continue our mission: to bring you the best quality teas and to share our travels and experience with you, while concerning ourselves with environmental issues, working conditions on the estates and the fair trade practices to which we adhere.