Anandini Himalaya Tea – India Bouquet
Premium Tea Leaf from Manjhee Valley Tea Estate, Dharamshala, India
A bouquet of enchantment, of mystical notes, it takes you to the land of colors & textures, people & culture, thoughts & dance.
Rose petals, chamomile, rhododendron, and cornflower are strewn in, to weave with the freshness of lemongrass, leaving a sweet citrusy aroma and soft comforting taste of cardamom that makes you dream. With Happiness infused, this hand plucked black tea is to be sipped with family and friends as you make memories out of moments that you hold close with those you hold close.
Ingredients: Autumn Tea, Rose Petals, Chamomile, Rhododendron, Lavender, Lemongrass, Cornflower, and Cardamom
Where to purchase: Anandini Himalaya Tea
Suggested Brewing Tips
Brewing time: 4 minutes in 200 ml water
Water temperature: 95 ° C
Quantity: 1 leveled teaspoon
The pack of tea opened to a colorful dry tea mix of rose petals, chamomile and lavender flowers, broken cardamom pods, and loose leaf black tea among others. A whiff of floral and savory. Predominantly cardamom and also probably the cornflowers which are said to have a clove-like spicy flavor lend to the savory notes.
I followed the suggested brewing guidelines and let the water boil to 95 ° C. The temperature controlled kettle that my husband got me is a lifesaver when it comes to brewing tea. It helps set the right temperature for different types of tea. The lovely dry mix with a pop of pink infused for 4 minutes. The color of liquor turned a crisp gold color with a yellow hue.
The light whiffs of steam rising from the cup had a light citrusy aroma with the sweet hint of cardamom.
The blend has a smooth depth of black tea with no hint of bitterness with a calming floral note running through. Floral blends are not a personal favorite but what a delight it was to taste such a balance with a varied combination of flowers paired with the bold character of black tea. It is pleasant how the cardamon adds a touch of sweet and savory which makes the tea refreshing.
The sweet notes would also be from the rhododendron which has a characteristic sweetness.
This beautiful blend of tea was a thoughtful gift from the exuberant, and incredibly knowledgeable Anamika Singh. I was fortunate to have been able to have a one on one conversation with this incredible tea woman who owns and manages Anandini Himalaya Tea. Thank you, Anamika!
Disclaimer: This is my honest opinion and wasn’t paid for.