Complimentary box from Curious Tea. I opted for the mixed box: including this Jun Chiyabari from Nepal and a Sencha Fukujya from Japan.
The mixed subscription typically contains a wide variety of tea that includes anything from gree and white tea to black tea, oolongs, pu ehr and others.

Thank you very much Alex for this generous offer to preview and taste the box.

Received 2 teas, each 50gr., neatly wrapped and containing tea cards, so that you can keep these to remember the tea you have tasted.

Tea: Nepal Jun Chiyabari FF

fluffy leaves, with many green and white tips. Smells very sweet, with the appreance and smell of a first flush top grade Darjeeling.
(and I love, love Darjeelings…. )

1 tbsp, let it steep for 2 min. (I hate to burn my teas, and usually opt for shorter steeping times – 3 min. is adviced…)

appearance: soft golden/yelowish liquor, almost like a white tea.
Hints of apricot, flowers, honey, with a very sweet aftertaste… all very delicate, none to overpowering…

wow! appears to be green FF, but also has oolong nuances.
What a pleasant suprise.

This tea can easily compete with any top grade FF Darjeeling. No bitterness whatsoever, a wonderful and very delicate tea,with hints of honey (moving towards an oolong).

Will def. be looking out to find out/buy more of this tea!

Flavors: Floral, Honey, Orchid, Sweet

190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 200 OZ / 5914 ML

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48 y/o mom of 3
freelance translator, proofreader and writer; Tea addict
black teas: Assams & Darjeeling teas
Green: Japanese Sencha & Gyokuro
Oolongs: Grand Pouchung, aged anxi rou gui, Huang Jin Gui, aged oolongs, Darjeeling oolongs
pu ehr: mainly sheng, trying shou pu ehr! so far so good :)-
Favourite home brew: London Fog and Chai Latte


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