This tea, from the Bohea family of teas (a term originating from the landscape of the very small Wu Yi mountain region), offers a typically strongly assertive smoky aroma and taste, which it obtains through drying over pine wood, which is the traditional method for processing this tea.
The silver-tipped leaves of this first flush Darjeeling offering yield an amber gold liquor with a fresh, lively character. The flavorful cup is delightful on the palate, smooth with floral hints. A refreshing pungency is balanced with an overall honey-sweet quality that lingers long into the finish.
This black tea is perfumed with the peel of tropical lychee, which is popular mainly in Asia. Immediately upon opening the packet and subsequently during the preparation and drinking of this tea, you are entirely overwhelmed by the very pleasant, fresh fruit aroma of lychees. The infusion has a dark red colour and a refined, sweet taste reminiscent of honey.
The term Chai Masala can be loosely translated from the original Hindi as “spiced tea”. This Indian beverage has always been regarded rather as a medicinal drink, nevertheless in the present age of chemical drugs it is now considered rather as a stimulant. This is a harmoniously balanced blend of teas, herbs and spices, whilst the ingredients themselves however differ markedly from manufacturer to manufacturer. In the case of our Chai Masala this is a black Assam TGFOP tea, with an addition of cinnamon, hawthorn leaves, pieces of ginger, clover, black pepper, cardamom and a range of other ingredients.
This tea offers a harmonious combination of fruit, floral and smoky aroma and taste, which is typical for the Keemun black tea, one of the ten best known Chinese teas. The amber-coloured infusion keeps its subtlety over various quantities of tea used, the uniformity of the tea leaves together with the distinctive, typical taste is evidence of the high quality of the tea.
The tea leaves come from Matai terraced tea plantation in Lincang County. It has very pleasant aroma, flowers with roasted honey notes, slightly spicy, very suggestive. We recommend to focus not only on a taste in your mouth but also on the aroma filling up your nose and the aftertaste.