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Meghalaya Silk Cloud
Meghalaya Silk Cloud
Meghalaya Silk Cloud
Meghalaya Silk Cloud
Meghalaya Silk Cloud
Meghalaya Silk Cloud
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Meghalaya Silk Cloud

Loose leaf black tea from Meghalaya, the abode of clouds, is extremely fragrant with lovely complexity. Notes of rose, butter, cocoa nib, honey, malt, bitter almond, oak bark, stone fruit and hay.
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East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya

Origin

East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya

Season - Autumnal flush, November

Season

Autumnal flush, November

Altitude - 3000-4000 ft

Altitude

3000-4000 ft

Cultivar - AV-2, BB-157, T-78

Cultivar

AV-2, BB-157, T-78

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Tea Type

Whole leaf black tea

This exquisite tea is a must for a tea aficionado. It is rich with lovely layers of complexity and great for Gongfu style of steeping. If you are looking for something well balanced with a gamut of flavors to unravel, this is definitely a tea that you will enjoy. This batch was made especially for us and we are very proud to have this tea. 

Delicate and beautiful with twisted dark brown leaves and abundant silvery buds it is marvelous. The tea is delicate with floral and sweet aromas. Sweet notes of rose and jasmine are enveloped with notes of honey, bitter almond, oak bark, stone fruit and hay.

Dry leaves

Exquisite, long and elegant dark brown twisted leaves, with abundant silvery-gold buds. Notes of cacao, cream and baked dinner rolls.

Wet leaves

The leaves have coppery tones and cacao, smoke, earthy, floral and baked dinner roll aromas.

Tea liquor

The tea liquor is the color of golden honey with aromas of cacao, butter, stone fruit and rose. The tea steeps to give a well balanced cup with rich mouthfeel, texture, full body, mild-medium astringency and lingering aftertaste. There is a lovely pleasant bitterness to the cup with mild sweetness. Rich flavor notes of cocoa nibs, butter, honey, malt and rose are experienced throughout. There are some notes of bitter almonds in the first couple infusions that give a lovely luxurious nuttiness. Milder notes of oak bark, hay and stone fruits interlace the cup and add interesting layers of complexity.

Tasting Profile

Fruity - stone fruits
Sweet - honey
Floral - rose, jasmine
Woody - oak bark
Nutty & Milky - cocoa nibs, butter, bitter almond
Vegetal - grassy: hay

Caffeine Level

Caffeine Level Caffeine Level Caffeine Level Caffeine Level

High-Moderate

Make the perfect tea

Steeping Instructions

Western Style

Number of infusions per 2.5 g serving: 3-4

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Quantity
Quantity

2.5 gms of tea (use a digital scale)

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Temperature
Temperature

120-150 ml (4-5 fl-oz) or 1/2 - 2/3rd cup of water at 90°C-99°C (or 195°F - 210°F)

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Steeping Time
Steeping Time
  • 1st infusion:1 minute
    Pour and enjoy
  • 2nd infusion:30 - 45 seconds
  • 3rd infusion:30 - 45 seconds

Gongfu Style

This tea works great for the gongfu method of steeping as it helps coax out all the subtle flavors.

1
Quantity
Quantity

We recommend 5 gm of tea

2
Temperature
Temperature

100 ml water (approximate 10-20 ml of water per 1 gm of tea) at 85°C - 90°C (or 185°F - 195°F).

3
Steeping Time
Steeping Time
  • Steep the tea for 10s, 15s, 20s, 30s, 45s, and then maybe a minute each time until it loses flavor.
Meghalaya

Origin

Where your tea comes from

This tea was plucked by a small team of 13 pluckers working at a boutique tea garden Meghalaya. A hidden gem, located in the picturesque East Khasi Hills, on the banks of the Umiam -Lake, the tea garden specializes in small batches (ghani batches) of tea, as it pays meticulous attention to the harvesting and processing aspects, so as to craft the most unique and magnificent teas of unparalleled quality. Meghalaya is extremely picturesque and has great biodiversity with the garden hidden amongst otherwise untouched rainforest. Meghalaya lies between Darjeeling and Assam and is known as the ‘Abode of Clouds.’ Lush jungles, golden-green paddy fields, windswept highlands, and verdant valleys, Meghalaya is a breathtaking sight.

Meet

Chaiwala Leopard

The Clouded Leopard is the state animal of Meghalaya and an extremely shy, nocturnal, and tree-dwelling species. It is endangered with only about 10,000 remaining in the wild.

Chaiwala Leopard

Customer Reviews

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Leisa

Excellent, high quality tea. Highly recommend!

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Michael Lustig

Okay but like the Chai teas more.

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Stephanie Zwikelmaier

Wonderful

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