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.
Kumari Gold is produced at the Kanchanjangha Tea Estate, one of the first certified organic tea gardens in Nepal. Kumari means Goddess in Nepalese and this tea, comprised of leaf and golden buds, evokes images of majestic mountains and magnificent moments of tea and tea gardens on top of the world.
Tasting Notes: A full-bodied , smooth and exquisite tea. The golden liquor brings forth notes of sweet grass with toasty cocoaey undertones and a warm almost sweet finish of baked plums, cane sugar and a touch of vanilla. A longer steep will add a slight tartness to the cup.
Brewing Instructions: 2g per cup. 100ºC water. Steep 3-5 minutes.
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