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Himalayan Expedition - Loose Leaf

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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.

  • Ingredients:  100% Organic Hand-rolled Black Tea
  • Origin:  Eastern Himalayas, Nepal
  • Taste:  Smooth Darjeeling style cup, but distinctly fresher tasting with caramel pepper notes and jammy sweetness
    • 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.

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    Every 2 products sold = 1 Tree planted (costing £0.40 - 0.70 per tree over a 5 year period). Proceeds from the sale of each product directly help improve the environment and combat climate change by planting trees in Zambia with WeForest and 1% for the Planet. These are sustainable long term projects that not only focus on planting trees but on supporting the communities affected to help alleviate poverty.
    Weights and volumes of  loose leaf tea tins may vary slightly per product. We pack all our tea tins full and weights are dependent on the type of tea and tea leaf size.
    Tea bags tin sizes: 17 tea bags tin, 60 tea bags tin or 50 tea bags refill pouches. We pack our tea bags with larger quantities of loose leaf tea. This ensures a full flavour cup and is possible to use 2x per tea bag - for a large mug or small teapot.  View actual tin and pouches sizes here
    Our tea tins (2 sizes) come in our new  Chateau Rouge cartons. Where applicable our jams, honey and preserves are packed in similar boxes of two jars. These have also been designed for gift packaging. All our packaging is made from FSC recycled or recyclable card and we only print using 100% environmentally inks.