Guranse FTGFOP-1Regular price $6.25
Origin: Guranse Tea Estate, Nepal
Description: With a topography similar to that of the Darjeeling region, Nepalese teas are brisk and floral, with a distinctive muscatel. Tea growing culture began in Eastern Nepal in the 1840’s, with Camellia sinensis sinensis seeds gifted from the Chinese Emperor to the Nepalese Prime Minister. Due to political turmoil in the region in the mid-1800’s, the tea industry failed to grow as quickly or successfully as the nearby Darjeeling industry at the time. However, once their economy opened to more international trade in the 1950’s, the tea industry in Nepal has developed in leaps and bounds. The Guranse Tea Estate grows between 3300 – 7300 feet above sea-level, on the Eastern side of Nepal.
Tasting Notes: The clear, sienna steep of this black tea brings with it fragrant notes of dried flower petals and warm grasses, which shifts into the tea’s flavour profile. With a consistent complexity, the lively rustic strength of the steep brings your palate to the edge of tartness without being forceful. A mid-palate astringency begins with a quick bite and quickly transitions to a smooth, complex linger on the tongue. The cup is reminiscent of warm autumn days.
Brewing Instructions: 2g per cup. 100ºC water. Steep 3-5 minutes.