DARJEELING TEA

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

ALISHAN OOLONG TEA

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

NEPAL TEA

Lovely Highland Teas from the Beautiful Himalayan Hills of Nepal




Castleton Muscatel - Darjeeling Tea - Second Flush 2016 Ali Shan High Mountain Oolong Tea - Winter, 2016 Shui Xian - Wuyi Oolong Tea Handmade Dian Hong - Yunnan Black Tea
The woody, musk-scented dry leaves are a mix of dark, coppery browns with an abundance of silvery-gold buds. When infused, the leaves produce a crystal clear, reddish amber liquor with a woody, musky, lightly floral nose. The pleasantly brisk infusion is medium bodied with balanced astringency and a bittersweet finish featuring hints of muscatel, stonefruit and dried flowers.
These vividly green, hand-picked & meticulously processed leaves produce a full bodied, golden-amber liquor with a vividly floral "high mountain" aroma that is uniquely pronounced in Winter harvest teas. The infusion is rich and mouth coating, and notes of sweet baby green vegetables, dried flowers & very light caramel come through beautifully in the bittersweet aftertaste.
The dry leaves have a long, twisting shape and dark greenish red-brown color with a notably toasty aroma. The oxidation level is a bit lower than is traditional with a lot of the old-school Wuyi Oolongs, which produced a light brown sugar or dark honey-type sweetness in the finished tea. The infusion is clear amber with a rich, toasty-sweet aroma and medium to full body. The flavor is roasty and woody-sweet with an assertive tea taste and hints of cocoa, light brown sugar or dark honey and dried stonefruit in the finish.
These exquisite, near-perfect whole leaf and bud sets have been hand-picked, carefully hand-processed, and finally rolled by hand into their distinctive needle shape. When infused, this tea produces a reddish-amber cup with a bold but refined malty sweetness, hints of caramel, fine leather and cocoa, a touch of peppery spice, and a pleasing astringency in the finish.