Kanchanjangha Black
Kanchanjangha Black
Kanchanjangha Black

Kanchanjangha Black

Regular price $6.50

Style: Black

Origin: Nepal

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.


China has a rich and ancient tradition of producing high quality teas of all varieties, and black tea is no exception. This is where tea culture and industry, as we know it, began nearly 2,000 years ago.

Known as ‘Red Tea’ in China, the tea leaves from the Camellia sinensis sinensis plant are smaller and finer than their Indian counterparts, the Camellia sinensis assamica, and prefer cooler mountainous regions. Usually plucked by hand and gently processed, the end result are exquisitely fragrant teas with lesser levels of astringency and a soft body.

Several Chinese provinces are famous for their regional tea selections: Fujian Province is home to the well-known, pine-smoked Lapsang Souchong, while Keemun tea, the official choice of the British Queen, is produced in Anhui Province. Yunnan province produces the ever-popular varieties of Yunnan black tea and is also the region where China started its tea cultivation.

The organic teas we import are artisanally farmed and crafted. They may change with each harvest season. The same tea harvested at a different time of year and processed by a different tea maker will vary slightly in flavour and finish.

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