rabbit wrote: jayinhk wrote:
I have a Nepalese grocery store pretty close by...should I attempt to procure some tea? I think they'd probably hand me something pretty crappy, but you never know
Oddly most of the people I talked to in Nepal prefer tea from India, they would probably sell you a strong ctc loose tea from darjeeling or assam haha!
And, most of the people in India also prefer a ctc from India.
One of the difficulties of Nepali and Indian tea drinkers is getting the good stuff. So much is exported that the good stuff is not widely available.
Today, I was given a generous gift of Nepali teas. I broke into the bag from Jun Chiyabari which was labeled 'Himalayan Orange'. The smell of the dry leaves promised me a lovely experience. The citrus overtones and flowery aroma were powerful in the mouth. Very intense flavor. This has the terroir of the Darjeeling area, and the power of an Assam. Interesting tea. Recommended.