Sakhira Estate 1st Flush 2018 Black Tea

Company:   Yatra Tea Company

Region:  Nepal

Add. info:   Grade: SFTGFOP1

Aroma

sweet corn raisin aroma

Flavor

bitter sweet flavors

Texture

dry furry texture

Body

medium body

Length

Balance

It's all about

That furry texture matched with a subtle sweetness and upfront bitterness. Like a cat that deep down really loves you, but can't be bothered to show it. Weird similes aside, this tea is tricky to brew but rewards with complex aromas when done right. Long steeping times result in high astringency (as in this trial). I found higher temperatures (90C-ish) bring out a sweetness, but times need to be watched carefully. Depending on the water profile, two to three minutes seems ideal.

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