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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

NEPAL TEA

Lovely Highland Teas from the Beautiful Himalayan Hills of Nepal




1990's Loose Leaf Sheng Pu-Erh Tea Nepali Jade - Nepal Green Tea Ali Shan High Mountain Oolong Tea - Spring, 2015 Chiura - Nepal Green Tea
The dry leaves are a mix of deep browns to blacks with a slightly dusty appearance and an earthy aroma. When infused, the clear, dark reddish-brown liquor has a distinctively "old," almost peaty aroma. The infusions carry elements of "old" from the aroma mixed with earthy flavors that play nicely against the assertive backbone of semi-aged raw Pu-Erh Tea.
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.
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.
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.