So the tea I’m reviewing is labelled “Nepal Golden Tippy Black Tea” and I think its just this year’s version of the same tea.

To be honest I just had it for the second time and I’ve delayed posting a note because I’ve been lacking the vocabulary to describe this one. There is a smell, from the dry leaf in a warm pot, and a flavour from the tea, that I couldn’t quite place.

Most other reviews mention fruity, which I don’t get. However, someone mentioned french toast which might be close to the smell I pick up. The tea is smooth as described, but the malt is much weaker than I expected. There is an after taste that is difficult to place, a pleasant one. Overall a good tea but doesn’t really stand out for me. For smoother teas I prefer the Georgian ones carried by the same vendor, and for more malt I look to yunnan blacks.

I may try this with a longer infusion time, maybe 5 minutes.

I can definitely see this one being a solid daily drinker for some, depending on personal preferences (eg a little malty but super smooth and no astringency).

Flavors: Malt, Smooth

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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8 years since I started the journey down this rabbit hole. My everyday drinker currently is a Dian Hong and overall I do enjoy hongcha a lot. Have developed a taste for aged sheng that isn’t healthy for my wallet.



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