Four new teas arrive on our shelf this month – a delicious summer green, two rare oolongs, and a black tea from the Nilgiri Hills of southern India
Gold-Flecked Green – Plucked at the beginning of the summer season, this green tea from Anhui Province, China exhibits a deep, rich flavor characteristic of a fine summer green. Ball-rolled and twisted, the golden amber liquor and leafy-green aroma make this a prefect everyday green tea.
|Beautiful, rolled, twisted leaves.|
|A delicious green with a fresh, vegetal liquor.|
|Nice, uniform full leaves.|
|The fine hairs on these leaves really stand out.|
|Compare these leaves to one's from Darjeeling and you will see how similar they are.|
|The flavor is similar to a cross between a First Flush Darjeeling and a Moonshine Darjeeling.|
Chamraj Estate Black – An organic black tea coming from the famed Chamraj Estate high in the Nilgiri Hills of southern India, this Extra Long Orange Pekoe tea provides a smooth, winey cup with hints of tropical and citrus fruits. On the lighter side of black teas, it can be drunk as a standalone tea, or with milk and sugar.
|The color of this tea is simply beautiful.|
|Although an orthodox tea, many of the leaves are slightly broken.|