This collection includes three pure and flavorful teas from the Ilam region of Nepal. The teas included in this collection are:
Himalayan Golden Black Tea | 1.6 oz– After a short summer season in Nepal, the Himalayan monsoon approaches the foothills with a magnanimous rush. The golden-red soil of Sandakphu drinks in this moisture, producing a rare artisan tea that reflects all of nature’s goodness. After plucking, the leaves are 25 percent withered, then rolled in mechanical rollers. The tea is then placed in a shaping machine and further dried, producing uniformly curled leaves. The liquor is a distinctive rich golden color, with a cup that is mild yet flavorful, with a lovely balance of stone fruit and honey. We were honored when the tea was selected the best Black tea by the North American Tea Championship in their 2015 Contest.
Pokhara Classic Green | 2 oz - A colorful Nepalese city that lies on the ancient trading route between India and China, Pokhara lies in the northwestern corner of a stunning green valley. Our tea is named for the area, which is the base of the popular Annapurna Circuit Trek. Our outstanding flagship green tea provides a springtime aroma and flavor and a bright, clean finish. This tea stays clear when cold-brewed.
Rara Willow White Tea | 1.2 oz- This award-winning white tea from Sandakphu is prepared only during mid-summer or early autumn at Sandakphu Garden. A silvery bud and one tender first leaf are plucked early in the morning or late afternoon. The leaves are then withered overnight with a constant supply of natural air. Early in the morning, the leaves are hand-rolled and then allowed to rest for one to two hours. Once the rolled leaves begin changing color, they are lightly machine-rolled for 15 minutes and then dried immediately with low heat. Final high heat drying increases the flavor profile and shelf life of this lovely white tea. The leaves emit extraordinary sweet grassy aromas. The cup reveals a sweet and crispy profile, with a lovely floral aroma. The finish reveals refreshing hints of orange and lemon.