Nepal Guranse Summer 'Tippy' Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea Leaves
Flavors
Apricot, Butter, Camphor, Creamy, Geranium, Green Bell Peppers, Lemon Zest, Malt, Nutty, Rose, Straw, Toasty, Wood, Astringent, Chestnut, Cream, Dandelion, Floral, Grass, Green Apple, Hay, Hazelnut, Orange Blossom, Peanut, Pear, Pine, Plum, Toast, Violet, White Grapes
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Organic
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 9 oz / 266 ml

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  • “Summer 2019 harvest. Plowed through a 25g bag without taking notes. What do I remember? A light, nutty-buttery body that thickened into a creamier mouthfeel when the tea was left to sit in my...” Read full tasting note
  • “This is another old review that has been sitting around unposted since either November or December. At the time I was working on this one, I only had a mini sample of this tea to work with, but I...” Read full tasting note
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A fantastic hand rolled Nepalese tea featuring high proportion of tips, it has a floral aroma and a smooth taste of apricot and orange blossoms.

While it is a summer tea, it’s lightly oxidised nature makes it evocative of the very best first flush Darjeelings.

Tasting Notes:
- Floral aroma
- Apricot and orange blossom taste

Harvest: Second Flush, Summer 2019
Invoice: G69/2019
Invoice Size: 7kg

Origin: Guranse Tea Estate, Hile, Dhankuta district, Nepal
Organic: Certified organic by NASAA
Altitude: 1,000-2,200m
Sourced: Direct from Guranse T.E.

Brewing Advice:
- Heat water to roughly 90°C/194°F
- Use 2 teaspoons per cup/small teapot
- Brew for 3-4 minutes

Packaging: Resealable ziplock bag

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Summer 2019 harvest.

Plowed through a 25g bag without taking notes. What do I remember? A light, nutty-buttery body that thickened into a creamier mouthfeel when the tea was left to sit in my thermos. Straw, sandalwood, geranium, rose, lemon zest and linens, a bit of a malty-toasty-apricot feeling, green bell peppers. A slight bite balanced the heavier mouthfeel. Cooling/warming camphor mouthfeel extends into chest. Good summer time tea.

Flavors: Apricot, Butter, Camphor, Creamy, Geranium, Green Bell Peppers, Lemon Zest, Malt, Nutty, Rose, Straw, Toasty, Wood

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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This is another old review that has been sitting around unposted since either November or December. At the time I was working on this one, I only had a mini sample of this tea to work with, but I have since acquired a larger amount, so I will very likely be posting an updated review of this tea at some point in the next few months. My first impression of it was very good. I was obviously a huge fan of What-Cha’s previous Guranse offering, so my expectations of this tea were high, and fortunately for me, it did not disappoint.

I prepared this tea in the Western style. I steeped approximately 3 grams of loose leaf material in about 8 ounces of 195 F water for 5 minutes. I did not rinse the leaf material prior to infusion, and I did not attempt any additional infusions.

Prior to infusion, the dry leaf material emitted aromas of pine, straw, hay, peanut, grass, chrysanthemum, dandelion, and rose. After infusion, new aromas of malt, butter, cream, apricot, toast, plum, orange blossom, and green bell pepper were apparent. In the mouth, the tea liquor presented notes of malt, hay, straw, pine, grass, cream, butter, rose, toast, dandelion, apricot, pear, plum, orange blossom, chrysanthemum, violet, green apple, white grape, peanut, chestnut, hazelnut, lemon zest, and green bell pepper. The finish blended floral, vegetal, and nutty characteristics with subtle maltiness, mellow notes of butter and cream, clear and distinct impressions of lemon zest, white grape, green pine, and pear, moderate astringency, and some lingering apricot and plum hints that were most apparent after each swallow.

Overall, I found this to be a very nice Nepalese black tea. The liquor was a bit thinner than the previous Guranse offering that I tried, but that was ultimately a minor quibble. This was still a very complex, pleasant, and balanced tea. Fans of Nepalese black teas should get a lot out of it.

Flavors: Apricot, Astringent, Butter, Chestnut, Cream, Dandelion, Floral, Grass, Green Apple, Green Bell Peppers, Hay, Hazelnut, Lemon Zest, Malt, Orange Blossom, Peanut, Pear, Pine, Plum, Rose, Straw, Toast, Violet, White Grapes

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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