About Jun Chiyabari
Jun Chiyabari (meaning “moon-lit tea garden”), arguably the most famous tea garden in Nepal, is a small family run tea farm located in the Himalayas in the eastern mountains of Nepal. Tea is grown organically and the elevation ranges from 1650m to 2100m.
About Zhao Zhou Tea
Zhao Zhou Tea, founded by Peter and Gabor, is a tea house located in Budapest, Hungary (one more good reason to visit Budapest very soon!). They carry a wide range of tea selections on their website; they particularly focus on puer teas that are made out of ancient tea tree leaves in southern China. I loved the tea map on their website. You can go through it and learn a lot about teas from different countries and furthermore you can add any tea in your cart right on the map.
Jun Chiyabari Imperial Black Tea
Dry leaves of Jun Chiyabari Imperial Black Tea are neither short nor long and composed of slightly twisted black leaves. The smell is reminiscent of cocoa. When it’s brewed, it cupped out bright orangish red liquor with great clarity. The mouthfeel is thick, even though not as strong as Assam black teas. It’s slightly bitter, but nothing that bothers my palate. Quite contrary it’s very well balanced! The aftertaste is quite short yet leaving a nice touch of nutty feeling in the mouth. Overall, it’s a fantastic tea. Highly recommended for black tea aficionados!