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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

NEPALI TEA

Lovely Highland Teas from the Beautiful Himalayan Hills of Nepal




Nepali Jade - Nepal Green Tea Jungpana Spring Splendor - Darjeeling Tea - First Flush Nepal Silver Needles Ali Shan High Mountain Oolong Tea - Spring, 2015
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.
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.
These young buds have been painstakingly hand-picked and simply dried to create a lovely silver needles style white tea. This minimal processing creates a finished tea with a crystal clear, pale yellow infusion and a sweet aroma reminiscent of newly dried straw. The liquor is light-bodied with a hay-like sweetness, mild floral notes and a touch of summery stonefruit in the finish.
These deep green nuggets of ball-rolled, hand-picked leaves yield a full bodied, light amber liquor which beautifully showcases this tea's unique "high mountain" aroma. This distinctive high mountain aroma is reminiscent of lilacs or orchids, and the amazing floral sweetness carries through in this tea's crisp, clean flavor and impressively long-lasting bittersweet aftertaste.