Exquisite Tea from India's Darjeeling District in the Foothills of the Himalayas


Exceptional Oolong Tea from Ali Shan, Home of Taiwan's Indigenous Tsou Tribe


Lovely Highland Teas from the Beautiful Himalayan Hills of Nepal

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The woody, musky, & sweet-smelling dry leaves are a mix of black and dark, coppery browns and has a good scattering of silvery-gold buds. When infused, the leaves produce a crystal clear, reddish amber liquor with a musky, woody & lightly floral nose. In the cup, the infusion is brisk and full bodied with a distinct black tea taste, very pleasant and well balanced astringency, and a remarkably floral and sweet aftertaste with hints of dried stonefruit (peaches/plums), raisins and maybe just a touch of dried flower petals.
The dry leaves of this Jungpana Tea Estate (Upper Division) First Flush Darjeeling tea are a mix of light to dark greens with flecks of coppery orange/brown and a scattering of fuzzy silver buds. The bright honey-amber colored infusion is smooth and crisp with hints of green grapes & sweet young green vegetables, lovely floral overtones, and a perfectly balanced amount of the characteristic "green" astringency of an extremely well made First Flush Darjeeling tea.
This tea has been hand picked using a one leaf and one bud standard, and processing was done by hand to preserve the integrity of the beautiful leaf sets. The silvery-green dry leaves have a toasty/nutty aroma from their wok firing and are of uniform size. When infused, the liquor is a pale yellow-gold with a slightly flowery and nutty aroma. In the cup, the medium bodied infusion has vivid grassy and nutty flavors with hints of flowers & young green vegetables, and a clean finish with moderate astringency.
Nepali Jade is a gorgeous green tea, plucked to an extremely high one bud and one leaf standard and left unrolled to preserve the natural appearance of the leaf. The dry leaf aroma is light and sweet like fresh-cut grass, and when infused it produces a beautiful, crystal clear, pale jade liquor with a light, fresh aroma. The light-bodied infusion is mild and grassy-sweet with hints of baby green vegetables, almost no astringency, and a very clean, refreshing finish.