Nepal Green by DavidsTea
Green Tea / Straight
$12.98 for 50g
Nepal Green was a purchase made on a whim one day when I wanted to get up the $50 minimum for free shipping (because when it would have equaled out the cost of the tea vs. paying for shipping, tea always wins). So I picked Nepal Green because, surprise!, it’s a straight green tea that I somehow haven’t tried before from DavidsTea. The tea came in a sealed, resealable, matte silver pouch with a familiar label on the front. The leaves themselves are wiry, I found them to be a mix of dark green with white downy leaves. It’s quite a pretty tea. The aroma is grassy, vegetal, and mildly fruity.
Nepal Green is an organic green tea from Hile-Dhankuta, Nepal. This straight green tea is from the Jun Chiyabari tea garden which has sustainable farming practices, and 80% of its are women – facts from the DavidsTea product page.
DavidsTea recommends steeping Nepal Green in 185°F (85°C) water for 2 to 3 minutes. I opted for an initial steep of 2 minutes.
Nepal Green steeps to a very pale yellow. The aroma is lightly sweet and a bit grassy. The flavour of Nepal Green is a pleasant blend – there’s some sweetness, a freshness that reminds me of corn on the cob, as well as some grassy notes and bit of nuttiness at the tail end of each sip. It’s far more complex in the flavour profile than I was expecting, but it’s definitely tasty.
A Second Cup?
I resteeped Nepal Green five times (six steeps total with the same leaves), adding an additional 30 seconds for each subsequent steep. The tea got darker and became more of a golden yellow by the second resteep. The flavours deepened and were just more amplified from the initial steep.
My Overall Impression
I loved DavidsTea’s Nepal Green. I found the tea to be pleasant and tasty, plus the leaves resteeped quite well! I liked the fact that DavidsTea is able to share that this tea came from a single origin source that has organic and sustainable farming practices, while being a leader on the local level. The flavour of this tea is nice, and I drank it hot and thought it was just very pleasant. I think the flavours would translate well if cold steeped or iced, but as the weather cools in my area, I’ll be continuing to drink it hot.