Kalo Chiya is a spring-picked black tea from Jasbirey village, which is traditionally oxidized naturally and hand-rolled. Its amber liquor has notes of red plum, cocoa powder, and bran which are accented by notes of caramel and malt. This beautiful tea will develop more complexity and sweetness over many steeps. This tea was an award winner in the North American Tea Championship.
Unique to Jasbirey, this tea is central to the village culture, where it is still carefully hand-rolled in homes. The tea’s character is “strength and energy” followed by a lasting gentle finish. This tea, harvested in the spring, is oxidized using a constant flow of natural cool mist, which enables an equal ratio of polyphenols and flavonoids. Once the desired color and nose are achieved during this natural oxidation process, Kalo Chiya is dried slowly and matured with time and perfection. Partially rolled by hand, this traditional method produces a distinctive, nuanced cup.
One teaspoon of tea per 8 ounce cup. Cool boiling water for 1 minute, then steep tea 3 - 4 minutes.