Organic Royale Ruby Black Tea Microlot from Jun Chiyabari

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Astringent, Autumn Leaf Pile, Baby Powder, Bread, Caramel, Cedar, Chili, Chocolate, Cream, Drying, Earth, Floral, Geranium, Graham Cracker, Hay, Lemon, Lime, Marzipan, Mineral, Muscatel, Musk, Nectar, Orange Blossom, Peanut, Pear, Peppermint, Pine, Plum, Rose, Spicy, Straw, Sweet, Tannin, Vanilla, Violet, White Pepper, Woody, Brown Sugar, Cocoa, Dry Leaves, Eucalyptus, Flowers, Hot Hay, Incense, Leather, Spring Water, Wood
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 10 oz / 300 ml

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  • “So happy to have found a stateside supplier of Jun Chiyabiri Nepali teas! What-Cha, located in England, also carries this garden’s teas from time to time. This first cup came out rather astringent...” Read full tasting note
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Royale Ruby Black is a top tier black tea from the deservedly famous Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden. The tea is rich with notes of cinnamon and honey with a delightful edge of sweet violet and rose aromatics. The texture is nectar-like, with a medium body as compared to other black teas.

Jun Chiyabari, which translates to “Moonlit Tea Garden,” is a very exciting tea producer with a reputation for very clean, well made, creative teas. Their gardens are at an elevations of between 1650 m and 2110 m, making these teas some of the highest grown in the world.

Harvested November 12, 2021.

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So happy to have found a stateside supplier of Jun Chiyabiri Nepali teas! What-Cha, located in England, also carries this garden’s teas from time to time.

This first cup came out rather astringent and drying but tastewise, it’s everything I love about Nepali teas. So aromatic with a certain delicacy, truly engaging and complex if one want’s to explore. I’d say one has to be confident in their brewing or at least willing to be patient to figure it out. In that way, Jun Chiyabari’s teas aren’t necessarily daily drinkers.

I’ll come back with a more comprehensive note once I dial in the brewing – thinking of going down to 185F next time. Just throwing some associations below for now because I’m getting a ton! Nepali teas are truly something special to me, so much like Darjeeling teas but uniquely their own.

Feeling: dry heat, cool sweet

Flavors: Astringent, Autumn Leaf Pile, Baby Powder, Bread, Caramel, Cedar, Chili, Chocolate, Cream, Drying, Earth, Floral, Geranium, Graham Cracker, Hay, Lemon, Lime, Marzipan, Mineral, Muscatel, Musk, Nectar, Orange Blossom, Peanut, Pear, Peppermint, Pine, Plum, Rose, Spicy, Straw, Sweet, Tannin, Vanilla, Violet, White Pepper, Woody

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 10 OZ / 300 ML
Martin Bednář

Yay for local source!

Leafhopper

This one sounds promising, if finicky. :)

Leafhopper

I forgot to add that Camellia Sinensis in Canada also sells Jun Chiyabari teas on occasion.

beerandbeancurd

Your beautiful descriptors make me feel ashamed of my frustration with Indian and Nepali teas… but also provide some encouragement to keep exploring. :)

derk

Glad you can get some of their teas from a Canadian vendor, Leafhopper.

beerandbeancurd, no shame! Not all teas work for everybody. Black teas from Assam and Ceylon usually leave me feeling empty but every once in a while one will surprise :)

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