Hand Rolled 1st Flush 2019
Everest is a revitalised garden in Nepal, at approximately 6,000ft. The garden previously closed and has been recently re-opened to make fine craft teas.
Just 20kg were made of this small batch which is picked from mixed China varietals, and includes some of the semi-wild trees growing on the garden. The leaves were hand picked, lightly withered, and hand rolled. The oxidation is judged by smell to bring out the most fruitiness in the tea.
In its youth, this tea had notes of stone fruit, honey, and a touch of nuts. As the tea has aged, it has become more grape-like in character, naturally sweet, with light nutty hints at the end. There is a touch of dryness but overall the tea is smooth.