This tea reflects the beauty and adventure of the Khumbu region of Nepal, gateway to the Everest mountain area and home to the famed Tengboche Monastery. Fresh spring leaves are allowed to oxidize naturally, and then carefully hand-rolled producing a beautiful, dense tea. The cup reveals a dark amber liquor and a malty flavor, with hints of rich tobacco and a nutty finish. This tea is brisk and complex, with a well-balanced astringency and mouthfeel.
One teaspoon of tea per 8 ounce cup. Cool boiling water for 1 minute, then steep tea 3 - 4 minutes. Tea can be steeped more than once.
You won’t find another black tea quite like this one. Certainly other tea growing regions have different flavors. Malty teas are not easy to find. The big rolled leaves can be used more than once, I’ve found. I have a hot pot in the morning and pour in a little more water for a cold cup in the afternoon. Love it.
I was looking for the black tea that they use in milk tea in the Khumbu region where I went trekking. This was much more mild and didn't make a great milk tea, but is good on its own for what it is.
Hi Jessica - Thank you so much for taking the time to review Khumbu Black tea. We appreciate your honest feedback and glad that you liked the tea to enjoy on its own. Trekking in the Khumbu region sounds so amazing.
I have been ordering this particular tea from Nepali Tea Traders for years. I have it on the weekend as a special treat. It is the best tea I have found anywhere. Full of flavor and color. Takes me right back to the tea shop off New Road.
Dear Marsha, We are so thrilled to know that you enjoyed our Khumbu Black Tea. We love that this tea was able to transport you back to New Road, Nepal. Thank you so much for your great feedback and your continued support. We truly appreciate it!
We loved this tea. We’ve bought several bags, and found it deep and fresh, capable of making a strong but not too bitter cup of black tea. Try this tea, you won't regret it.
Khumbu has jammy flavour notes, moderate to high tannins and a dry finish. It is packed with flavour and could possibly take a small splash of milk if infused longer. Khumbu is an ideal breakfast tea, and Assam drinkers should try it!