Delightfully flavorful, aromatic autumnal crop, richly nuanced, with a soft-yellow cup. Mellow and aromatic, colorful like a walk in the woods during Indian Summer.
Favorite tea, 2nd Mar 2019
Reviewer: Seanna Tully
I disagree that this tea is tasteless, I think its delicious and makes an excellent cup of butter tea, just like I had when I was in Sikkim, India.
Very Disappointing - tasteless, 15th Apr 2017
Reviewer: Gary Goodnow
I am very diasppointed in this tea and this is the first tea I've purchased from Tea Gschwendner in over a year, that I haven't thoroughly enjoyed.
Not only is it not aromatic, but it is practically tasteless. I've increased the brewing time to the normal 3 min for black teas (the package suggests 2 min) and also the amount to 1 1/2 tealamass per 8 oz cup. That helped a bit, but this tea is in no way ready for prime time.
I love other Nepal black teas, including the Nepal Mystic Shangri-La (376) and Golden Nepal (300-100). Both are excellent teas - especially the Mystic.
This morning I blended the Hope Autumnal with an Assam I had, and it really produced a very nice cup of tea. I'll probably use most of this tea in a blended fashion.