Kodanad Classic Winter Clonal Black Tea

description

Very rarely do you come across a tea with a character as unique and affecting as this. What we loved about this one is its many layers of classic Nilgiri ‘frost’ flavors – tropical fruit, waxy greens, white flowers. It’s complex but unassuming, ample but restrained, keeps the senses excited but flows effortlessly.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Marked by soft, mellow notes of lemon candy, forest floor, celery, and hints of elderflower.

appearance

Amber

taste

The liquor is thick and of moderate strength. Mellow notes of overripe fruit lend sweetness to the cup. Undertones of thick greens, similar to aloe and banana leaf, give crispness and structure to the cup. Some briskness can also be picked up towards the end of the cup along with notes of aromatic white flowers.

COMPLEMENTS

Cucumber sandwich, orange cake, sable, macaroon, scone with clotted cream, fritters

dry leaf

aroma

Soft notes betel leaf of spice and sweet preserve of rose with hints of roasted nuts, high-fired leaves and cashew.

appearance

Long, thin, blackish brown leaves with some tips.

infusion

aroma

Vegetal with menthol and camphor-like accents

appearance

Long, whole, fully opened coppery-green leaves

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

180 ml

85℃ -90℃

2 tsp / 2.5 g

4 mins

Recommended number of steeps - 1

condiments

Lemon

Drink Plain

Sugar

Honey

PICKING DATE
07/02/17
TIME OF DAY
Afternoon
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
Winter
SPECIALTY
Clonal
SKU NGWFKNB | GRADE FTGFOP1