Hey there Teacups! I hope February is treating you all well so far. I’m back today with a Let’s Talk Tea post and this time around I’m going to be reviewing Tee Aus Nepal’s – Organic Nepalese Green Tea. I had such a fantastic experience with the last tea that I tried from Tee Aus Nepal (a delicious Nepalese Oolong) and ever since then I’ve been so eager to jump into a tasting session with this one to see if it was going to be just as good or even better than that Oolong, which I loved.
Here’s What Tee Aus Nepal have to say about this tea over on their website: ”This unique green tea has a full-bodied and harmonious taste without becoming bitter. The unique climate and the untouched nature in the majestic Himalayas result in a mild and tasty tea. It is organically grown and handpicked. The optimal growth conditions and careful processing support the high quality and purity of the tea leaves. The high-quality full-leaf tea from the “Tea from Nepal” brand is an insider tip for connoisseurs. Take your teacup in your hand, relax, breathe in the scent and let the taste of Nepal melt on your tongue.”
Ingredients: green tea * * From controlled organic cultivation
Tea Tasting Notes
For this tasting session I used 2 teaspoons of loose leaf for my teacup and freshly filtered water heated to 86°C. The resulting cup steeped to a beautiful bright, golden cup and gave off an aroma that was combination of vegetal, earthy and sweet notes. In terms of taste, this my first steep with this tea was vegetal with a slight sweetness and a slightly astringent bite towards the back of the mouth.
It’s was quite crisp and the vegetal notes seem to change slightly with each steep going back and fourth between sweet grass, some what sour-ness and even a hit of umami. The natural sweetness this tea has is a lingering, fruity sweetness that does a great job of making sure that the bitter / sour notes don’t get out of hand and does a great job of muting them a little bit, rounding off each mouthful perfectly. It’s not as light as I expected it would be, its got quite a full body to it which was surprising but I’m totally not complaining about it, its definitely not a bad thing.
What’s great about this tea as well is that I get 3 steeps out of the leaves that I used and then a cold brewed steep as well. Each one of them was fantastic and the sweetness came out a bit more in the 3rd steep, which was magnificent. The cold brew steep I was a little bit worried about, but it ended up working really well and I think when I do have this tea again in the future I’ll definitely save the leaves and cold brew them to make sure I’m getting the most out of the leaves. The best thing about the cold steep was that the astringent bite and sourness that was present in the hot cups was completely gone and it became a much lighter and sweeter cup, but still had it’s prominent vegetal notes. However, they were a bit more one note in the cold brewed cup as I had already hot steep it 3 time hot.
Overall I really enjoyed this tea, it’s quite different compared to the green teas I have in my collection at the moment, but it will be nice to have something to reach for to break up all of the green teas I am used to and reach for the most. If you’re already a huge fan of green tea and you’re looking for something new to try I highly recommend giving this tea a go, I have no doubt you will enjoy it and the unique tasting experience it brings to the table.
Overall Teacup Rating: 4.9/5
If you want to find out more about Tee Aus Nepal and purchase some of this tea to try yourself, you can do both here. As always if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter/Instagram and I’ll do my best to answer them all as soon as I can.
*The tea featured in this post was gifted to me for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own and have not been paid for*