Mizoram Highland Black
Trust us to get you some real tea from far away corners of India. This time its Mizoram, the southernmost state in the beautiful North East India. Located just below Manipur, it is an even lesser known tea producing area in India. As always, exploring new terroirs have been a very significant part of our journey and most of the times it is rewarded by a discovery of amazing teas which continuously change our perception of the experiences Indian tea can provide us with.
Crafted masterfully at an elevation of 4500 feet, you can notice very distinct characteristics only tea grown in such an ecology provides. Starts mellow but has glorious high mountain astringency a majority of Indian teas are known for. The taste is reminiscent of candied fruits and honey. After the mellow start with notes of honey and flowers, the liquor moves towards the pleasant wood notes. The dryness builds up nicely with each subsequent steep and develops into full bodied fruit and wood notes.
The candied fruit like sweetness and honey are ever present greeting you at the start of your sip. The flowery notes are like something we cannot describe simply, the main aroma is of white flowers like jasmine and lily but they also come with a sweetness only found in yellow oleander. The yellow oleander is a flowering plant used as a decorative in Indian houses, the smell can be described as milky and like apricots. The tea has a spice note in the middle which resembles cinnamon. It makes us extremely happy to offer you a tea with such an interesting taste profile.
Appearance : Orange
Taste : Jasmine, apricots, woody, candied fruits, high mountain astringency
Steeping Time : 3-4 minutes western style, 30 seconds gongfu style adding 10 seconds every subsequent steep
Recommended Steeping Temperature : 85°C
Recommended Steeping Method : Western Style