TEA REVIEW: Nepali Tea Traders’ Nepalese Silver Tips White Tea and Himalayan Golden Black Tea

Nepali Tea Traders White Tea Black Tea Two Spoons

The original intention for this review was to taste a white, green, and black tea from Nepali Tea Traders. However, I received the same green tea, Emerald Spring, in my Amoda Tea monthly box, so I gave it its own review.

While reading the ‘Our Story’ page of Nepali Tea Traders, I was touched by how they found inspiration from the Nepales people. They write: “We want Nepal to gain the recognition it deserves as a world-class origin for tea. As we share these exquisite teas with the world, we are committed to paying fair prices and helping build a sustainable tea economy that can improve quality of life.”

Nepali Tea Traders is a brand I’ve tried a few times now, and there hasn’t been a tea from them that I didn’t like. So, let’s get into the tasting!

 

Nepalese Silver Tips White Tea

Nepali Tea Traders Nepalese Silver Tips White Tea Dishes

Description: “The tea’s mouthfeel is smooth and silky, devoid of astringency.”

Review: One type of tea leaves I will always enjoy looking at are white tea leaves. I find it so fascinating that the leaves are fuzzy! These leaves were equally fuzzy and had a sweet floral and hay fragrance.

Of all the white teas I’ve tasted recently, this was the most subtle, but in a very pleasant way. It did not taste watered down and had a nice sweet hay flavour that developed in the mouth as time went on. I think this is a good example of a clean tasting white tea with no astringency (3/5 rating).

  • Type: White tea
  • Origin: Nepal
  • Caffeine: Low
  • Ingredients: White tea
  • Company: Nepali Tea Traders

 

Himalayan Golden Black Tea

Nepali Tea Traders Himalayan Golden Black Tea Dishes

Description: “The golden red soil of Sandakphu drinks in this moisture, producing a rare artisan tea that reflects all of nature’s goodness.”

Review: I will admit off the bat that I am a sucker for malty tasting teas. When I opened the package for this, I was already excited when I got a large whiff of rich malty notes from the curly leaves.

The wet leaves had an even stronger malt flavour. I steeped this tea both at three and four minutes. The reddish copper liquor was very smooth and had rich malty cocoa notes. I think the extra minute brought out a bit more astringency so, I preferred the three-minute steep. This is definitely a tea I would reach for again (4/5 rating).

  • Type: Black tea
  • Origin: Nepal
  • Caffeine: Medium to high
  • Ingredients: Black tea
  • Other: Best Black tea in 2015 North American Tea Championship
  • Company: Nepali Tea Traders

 

Final Thoughts

As you can imagine, I really enjoyed the teas that I tried, especially the black tea. Nepali Tea Traders are a brand I would love to try more of!

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