These young buds
have been painstakingly hand-picked and simply dried to create a lovely
silver needles style white tea. This minimal processing creates a finished tea with a crystal clear,
pale yellow infusion and a sweet aroma reminiscent of newly dried straw.
The liquor is light-bodied with a hay-like sweetness, mild floral notes
and a touch of summery stonefruit in the finish.
Nepali Jade is a gorgeous green tea, plucked to an extremely high one bud
and one leaf standard and left unrolled to preserve the natural
appearance of the leaf. The dry leaf
aroma is light and sweet like fresh-cut grass, and when infused it
produces a beautiful, crystal clear, pale jade liquor with a light,
fresh aroma. The light-bodied infusion is mild and grassy-sweet with
hints of baby green vegetables, almost no astringency, and a very clean,
The woody, musky, &
sweet-smelling dry leaves are a mix of black and dark, coppery browns
and has a good scattering of silvery-gold buds. When infused, the leaves
produce a crystal clear, reddish amber liquor with a musky, woody &
lightly floral nose. In the cup, the infusion is brisk and full bodied
with a distinct black tea taste, very pleasant and well balanced
astringency, and a remarkably floral and sweet aftertaste with hints of
dried stonefruit (peaches/plums), raisins and maybe just a touch of
dried flower petals.
The loosely ball-rolled leaves are deep chestnut brown with a light woody-sweet aroma. When infused, they produce a reddish honey-amber liquor with toasty, fruity elements in the nose. Because of the long, slow, careful roasting process, the medium bodied infusion presents a balance between the flavor of toasted (not smoky or burned) barley, and the underlying sweet, woody, fruity flavors and aromas naturally produced by the Tie Guan Yin tea plant variety. The finish is sweet and long lasting with elements of dried stonefruit and just a hint of cocoa at the end.