Introducing Manipur Young Tree Black Tea, made from young wild tea plants!
After more than two years of offering exclusively old tree teas from Manipur, we are very excited to bring something new from the region, wild teas from young bushes! Processed exactly like our old tree black tea(2020 Spring Wild Black Tea), this tea provides a perspective like never before when it comes to experiencing how the tree age affects the taste of the tea, from the convenience of your home!
The dry leaf has a date like aroma, rich and sweet. When placed on heated teaware, the aroma resembles kimia dates and goosberry sweet preserve(amla murabba). The date notes translate well into the liquor in the first infusion and you also notice sweet notes of honey and cinnamon. The second infusion adds even more sweetness to the liquor with notes of golden raisins, honey and cinnamon. On the third infusion, you can feel the assamica black tea character shining through the liquor with notes of oranges, malt and wood, which we dont see as clearly on the older tree version. The dry fruit notes shine throughout the infusions, multiple infusions have notes of baked sweets made with dates and cinnamon, though hard to pinpoint. The tea has great stamina and lasts 8-12 infusions, the taste remains as good till the last ones with the dance of flavours ready to surprise you even on the last one! We hope you enjoy this tea as much as us!
Appearance : Red
Taste : Dates, gooseberry sweet preseve/amla murabba, golden raisins, orange, malt, wood, honey, cinnamon
Steeping Time : 3-4 minutes western style, 20 seconds gongfu style adding 5 seconds every subsequent steep
Leaf to water ratio : 1 gram per 100ml for western style, 3 grams per 100ml for gongfu style
Recommended Steeping Temperature : 90-95°C
Recommended Steeping Method : Works better gongfu style