three d radio prize

congratulations to peter (?) of clapham, winner of The Tea Catcher #tea pack prize on Three D Radio 93.7fm today, well done all the other winners and thanks to all subscribers, discounters and donators….

threed
So this is a box with lid…shall i lift it or leave the surprise to peter…? (feedback considered…)

the mysterious 3d radiothon prize...congrats peter..enjoy

the mysterious 3d radiothon prize…congrats peter..enjoy

so, do i open the lid before he gets it or do we wait…?

goofy foot gaiwan

sneaky pre meeting backhanded brew…

a little too much tea maybe but who needs a short black…!

Mountain Dew Handrolled 2013 Nepali #Tea reversed from fairness cup as steeping vessel to gaiwan as cup…handy lid…

2013 mountain dew special handrolled nepali tea

2013 mountain dew special handrolled nepali tea

a tasty, fruity kaBAM…!!

 

enjoy….!

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tea leaf post brew

a few photos showing off the beauty and diversity of the Camellia sinensis after sharing its delights with water for us…

different locales and processing lead to the wonderful range of colours....

different locales and processing lead to the wonderful range of colours….

most of these teas are high mountain grown Nepali and harvested this year...

most of these teas are high mountain grown Nepali and harvested this year…

while the beautiful glistening of the most recent brews shows the freshness and quality of the leaf...drunk all in a day or so...and tasty...!

while the beautiful glistening of the most recent brews shows the freshness and quality of the leaf…drunk all in a day or so…and tasty…!

enjoy….!

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Organic Guranse Handrolled First Flush SFTGFOP

tea harvest 1Organic Guranse Handrolled First Flush SFTGFOP

The finest of the Guranse Teas, hand rolled tea is very rare in Nepal (unlike China , Korea etc), with low production resulting in only 30-50 kgs of tea made each year. Only the best leaves are picked before being hand rolled.

The National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia (NASAA) has awarded the Organic Certificate to Guranse Tea in the Year 2000.

The Organic Guranse Handrolled FF SFTGFOP is characterised by classic himalayan first flush characteristics:
-the dry tea (pre brew) is good looking with a fgood amount of silver tips.
-the brew is light and bright with dominant flowery and fruity (citrus) tones/nose.
-the aftertaste is ‘brisk’-sharp and alive.

50g-$13, 100g-$25

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Guranse Organic Green Tea

Guranse Organic Green Tea

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Whilst not a traditional method of tea preparation in Nepal, occasionally some very fine Green Teas are produced, this years Organic Guranse being one of them.

It is harvested in the highest area of the Guranse gardens up to 2000m above sea level.

In the dry leaf state it emits a very pleasant, expressive, sweet aroma, whilst after steeping reveals a bright golden yellow cup with a pleasing sweet taste and hints of gooseberry, grapes and flowers.

The National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia (NASAA) has awarded the Organic Certificate to Guranse Tea in the Year 2000

50g-$8, 100g-$13, 200g -$25

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Darjeeling Jungapana Muscatel Wonder Tea Dj-139 SFTGFOP-china special, organic

Darjeeling Jungapana Muscatel Wonder Tea

Grown as an organic classic ‘china bush’, -planted from seed not cuttings or clones, in an area found during a patrol searching for water (pani) for the king (jung) whilst warring with the English and Sikkimese . A stream was found and the tea garden later founded.

A very nice Autumn flush tea from one of the best classic tea gardens of Darjeeling (china bush etc) harvested in the first week of November 2012.

Dry, the tea has a classic dark bigger leaf with a fair amount of silvery and light golden tips, and a pleasant thick aroma of forest honey, Dutch cocoa and ripe blackberries.

After steeping for 5 minutes we get a dark golden orange sparkling cup with a well balanced medium to heavy taste of the classic Darjeeling teas and hints of mature forest fruits, honey, chocolate..

Whilst not a classic expressive muscatel tea, it is a wonderful harmonious tea with a fine aftertaste including hints of muscatel.

Darjeeling Jungapana Muscatel Wonder Tea Dj-139

a dark golden orange sparkling cup of Darjeeling Jungapana Muscatel Wonder Tea Dj-139

50g-$11, 100g-$20, 200g -$37

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