Dharamsala Mann Premium Kangra First Flush Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea
Flavors
Apricot, Cedar, Malt, Mineral, Muscatel, Sweet, Sweet, warm grass, Wet Rocks
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Caffeine
Low
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 15 sec 16 oz / 473 ml

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  • “This may be my favorite tea so far. A great find if you are looking for an excellent lighter black tea or darker oolong without paying much of premium. At 5.49/100g, this one is a steal. I love how...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Dipped into this one, since I have ample supply and it’s been a while. I can’t really remember my thoughts from my first tasting, but this time around I liked it a lot. Strong, defined notes of...” Read full tasting note
  • “My lunchtime tea today was one I received from Vahdam Teas last fall. It has turned into one of my favorite lighter-caffeinated teas on my shelf and find myself drinking it fairly regularly. Since...” Read full tasting note
    85
  • “This is a very nice tea from Vahdam Teas. It has a very light color to it and there were a lot of green leaves. There are some notes of malt and some sweet notes. The sweet notes might be...” Read full tasting note
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From Vahdam Teas

This chinary from the northern Himalayan region of Kangra is a surprise of this year’s spring. Unlike the restrained and earthy teas that this region is known to produce, this year’s black tea is an aromatic delight which places it in the same league as Darjeeling Green First Flush. A heady, sweet, vegetal profile which is smooth, strong and succulent. The tea begins on notes of forest floor and silk tree blossom with hints of blanched legumes that soon give way to cooked vegetables blended with tree fruit that linger on till the finish.
An ideal cup to start a fresh day on the right note and caffeine to power you through. The tea complements flavours like grilled vegetables, sian salds, sushi and tofu quite well.

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This may be my favorite tea so far. A great find if you are looking for an excellent lighter black tea or darker oolong without paying much of premium. At 5.49/100g, this one is a steal. I love how the light darjeeling-style fruity notes give way to a little wood and a faint “golden monkey” bottom that lingers and builds. I haven’t very much liked any of the golden monkey teas that I have tried in the past, but this tea definitely brings them to mind between sips – this time around it is not unwelcome. Love how this tea sits with you for a while and creates a nice build.

Flavors: Apricot, Cedar, Malt, Mineral, Muscatel

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Dipped into this one, since I have ample supply and it’s been a while.

I can’t really remember my thoughts from my first tasting, but this time around I liked it a lot. Strong, defined notes of light smoke, minerality, green bell pepper, and raisins. Really quite nice, and a good afternoon cuppa.

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My lunchtime tea today was one I received from Vahdam Teas last fall. It has turned into one of my favorite lighter-caffeinated teas on my shelf and find myself drinking it fairly regularly.

Since I am at work, I couldn’t measure this out precisely, but I used two well-rounded teaspoons of dried leaves for 16 ounces of near-boiling water.

The brewed liquor has a color like clover honey—light brown and fresh. The aroma reminds me of warm grass and has a slight bitterness to it.

The immediate flavor I get when drinking the tea is very similar to a second flush Darjeeling: a flavor I describe as close to wet rocks (in a good way!) but also like muscat grapes. There is also a hint of sweetness and apricot behind the muscatel flavor. The warm grass aroma carries over into the flavor of the liquor as well.

Overall, I do like this tea very much—it isn’t as fruity as a second flush Darjeeling, but similar enough that it could be mistaken as one. Like I mentioned earlier, this has become one of my regular afternoon teas.

Flavors: Apricot, Muscatel, Sweet, Sweet, warm grass, Wet Rocks

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
eastkyteaguy

Kangra black teas are so odd. They’re so green, earthy, and vegetal. I’ve only had a few at this point, but they certainly are fascinating.

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This is a very nice tea from Vahdam Teas. It has a very light color to it and there were a lot of green leaves. There are some notes of malt and some sweet notes. The sweet notes might be described as fruity. It is good stuff. Need to try this as a cold brewed iced tea.

I steeped this one time in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and 190 degree water for 3 minutes.

Flavors: Malt, Sweet

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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