Nepal tea industry has been slow to develop, but the fantastic, little-known, Darjeeling-style teas from this mythical Himalayan land are starting to make waves. This beautiful hand-rolled large leaf 100% organic speciality black tea is produced in small batches daily over only a few weeks of the year. It makes a tantalising cup with an amazing jammy sweetness; with pepper, caramel and almond flavours that linger tantalisingly on the tongue.
Perfect with breakfast or afternoon tea. Compliments fruit cake and rich sponge tarts. Best drunk black or with a little milk.
Nepal with similar growing conditions to neighbouring Darjeeling, grows arguably the best leaf in Nepal. In 1863 Gajraj Singh Thapa, administrator of Ilam, planted Nepal’s first two tea gardens there, with saplings his brother-in-law, the Prime Minister, had been given by the Chinese Emperor. For decades there was little expansion, partly due to Nepal’s remoteness – lack of roads meant tea exports had to be transported on foot. But today eco-friendly methods and young plantations in their prime producing exceptional quality leaves, mean teas from Nepal are gaining connoisseurs’ attention.
Teas from Nepal, have gained worldwide recognition in the past ten years. The area’s high altitude, moist climate, mineral rich soils and young bushes create a delightful brew. These tan leaves scattered with silver-gold tips, yield a fragrant, Darjeeling-style liquor with a muscatel character. Flavourful with a woody cedar edge, it fills the mouth with layers of fruit jam, almonds and caramel.
Comes packed in our classic Teas of the World tin and carton. All packaging is recyclable and labels printed on FSC approved paper.