Description: With a topography similar to that of the Darjeeling region, Nepalese teas are brisk and floral, with a distinctive muscatel. Tea growing culture began in Eastern Nepal in the 1840’s, with Camellia sinensis sinensis seeds gifted from the Chinese Emperor to the Nepalese Prime Minister. Due to political turmoil in the region in the mid-1800’s, the tea industry failed to grow as quickly or successfully as the nearby Darjeeling industry at the time. However, once their economy opened to more international trade in the 1950’s, the tea industry in Nepal has developed in leaps and bounds.
The Nepal Tea Collective was formed to unify small tea growers in Nepal and to promote and market the unique qualities of Nepalese teas across the globe. Kanchanjangha Black is the result of years of dedication and resolve by local tea growers. Grown at high elevation in the mountainous terrain of Nepal, Kanchanjangha Black is named after one of Nepal's tallest peaks.
Tasting Notes: Steeps to a clear, amber liquor. The cup is bright and lively with fragrant notes of sweet, warm grass; a slight roasted fragrance lingers on the tongue and in the cup. Processed at high altitude this black tea offers an inviting rustic strength with only a slight astringency.
Brewing Instructions: 2g per cup. 100ºC water. Steep 3-5 minutes.
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