Moon Drops Himalayas, deep oxidation Nepali white tea
When a Taiwanese marries a Japanese in Nepal
The tougher terroir of the Himalayas usually gives a more rugged characteristic to the yield. Yet the ingenious farmer of Tea Hong’s Moon Drop Himalayas has employed the creamy Jinxuan ( 金萱 ) cultivar from Taiwan and the umami Yabukita ( やぶきた ) from Japan to produce this tea. Their softer nature most definitely tones down the harsher growing environment to give this tea an extraordinarily round body, accompanied with a sweetness and bouquet that one can hardly find in any other South Asian productions. An extra step of rolling is added to the end of the white tea withering process to develop more depth in the taste profile. This is indeed an unusual gem of white tea. However, maintaining the East Asian tea plants in the Himalayas is not an easy job and getting a good yield from them is even more demanding. We have been following this tea for almost a decade before deciding to carry it. A fine batch as this one on offer is rare.
Net weight: 50 g (1.8 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
सिल्वर मुन हिमालय
Nose: Warm, floral aroma with an overtone of nectar. Earthy undertone of sun-dried hay and baked sweet potato. Accents of bouquet. Palate: Sweet, malty liquor that is smooth, cleansing and refreshing. Tones of steamed sweetcorn. Notes of White Peony tea accented with tiny bites of bitterness and freshly cut grass. Finish: Refreshing sensation with tints of mints.
A fine choice for pairing with cakes.
To appreciate the subtle nuances of this fine tea, always preheat the infusion vessel. Infuse at 95°C and not over 5 minutes in the first infusion for 2 g to 100 ml of water in smaller vessels (for example, a 200ml infuser mug), or at near boiling temperature for 8 minutes for 1.2g to 100ml in larger vessels ( for example, a 600ml teapot). If you are using the gongfu approach, adjust tealeaves amount, temperature and water flow so you can infuse for at least 20 sec in the first round. Be aware that the size, shape, material and thickness distribution of the infusion vessel play vital roles in the effects of the infusion.
|Dimensions||18 × 9 × 5 cm|
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