Managed to sneak in one last cup of tea before I have to get ready for work right away!
I’m always excited to try a new Nepalese tea, and I’ve really enjoyed the offerings from Terroir Tea that I’ve had so far so adding this to my Amoda sample order was a really easy decision for me.
Dry, the leaf reminded me a lot of Glossette raisins: smooth, sweet and chocolatey with that raisin undertone to it. Now that I’m drinking it steeped up, I’m finding it a lot more malty/woody and floral, with some raisin/muscat sort of undertones and just the tiniest hint of cocoa and overlying sweetness in general (perhaps the honey that’s described). It’s fairly medium bodied overall, with a nice balance of flavour and softness to the top notes and finish. Pretty different from the dry leaf aroma, overall. I really love how smooth it is though, and the thickness of the mouthfeel.
Reminds me loosely of a 1st Flush and 2nd Flush Darjeeling cross/mix.