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.
China has a rich and ancient tradition of producing high quality teas of all varieties, and black tea is no exception. This is where tea culture and industry, as we know it, began nearly 2,000 years ago.
Known as ‘Red Tea’ in China, the tea leaves from the Camellia sinensis sinensis plant are smaller and finer than their Indian counterparts, the Camellia sinensis assamica, and prefer cooler mountainous regions. Usually plucked by hand and gently processed, the end result are exquisitely fragrant teas with lesser levels of astringency and a soft body.
Several Chinese provinces are famous for their regional tea selections: Fujian Province is home to the well-known, pine-smoked Lapsang Souchong, while Keemun tea, the official choice of the British Queen, is produced in Anhui Province. Yunnan province produces the ever-popular varieties of Yunnan black tea and is also the region where China started its tea cultivation.
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