I already wrote a review of this tea, but I have to add this. Yesterday I set out to make a small batch of Nilgiri sun tea, meaning to strain it and take it with me when I was leaving two hours later. I forgot. When I remembered it, I thought Oh darn, it's going to sit all day and get bitter; I hate wasting those precious leaves. I got home, ten hours after initial brewing time -- to my amazement, not bitter! This tea is a marvel.
The green tea is fantastic and I am picky with tea!
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This bundle is great deal! If you like black teas with a little milk, the tasting notes on each of these teas are exactly as advertised. High quality and highly recommended.
Deep flavor and color; suitable for multiple brews. A powerful tea
After trying some of Young Mountain’s teas about a year ago in an office environment, I recently ordered two bundles (Oolong + a mix) to try here at home, with the goal of adding something special to my “usual” mix of teas (nothing fancy). From the first pour, I was reminded of how much I enjoyed Young Mountain’s teas the first time I tried them, and now that I’ve tried every tea on my recent order, I can honestly say that these are the best teas I’ve had (and I’ve had some amazing teas in Asia). I’m excited to order more, and happy that I can enjoy top-shelf teas from a small, local business. Triple win!
Excellent tea. I just wish that you received more tea for the price.
Kukicha has been my favorite go-to tea for years because of its richness and its low level of caffeine. I have had a good source, but what I've gotten from Young Mountain has been more delicate and nuanced, which makes me even happier. Grateful.
I've been such a kukicha lover for years that I hadn't paid much attention to black teas. HOWEVER! Thankfully these people sent me a sample of Nilgiri Gold, and it's now my morning go-to. It has a roundness to it that makes it feel richer to me than other black teas. And when I forget and let it steep a little extra time, it doesn't get bitter, what a gift!!!! I love breakfast, and this makes it even better. Grateful.
Brewed ~ 8g of this tea in my 200 ml gaiwan, getting around 8 strong steeps. Lots of stone fruit aromas with a bit of caramel sweetness with a long tanic finish. Very nice tea and great value.
Ever since moving to the middle of the woods, we’ve been fiending for some delicious chai tea. I’ve been experimenting with different blends and still had a little Young Mountain Black Tea that I bought from a farmer’s market in Portland years ago. When I ran out of tea, I looked up Young Mountain’s site, bought a pound of Assam and have created my own little chai factory. Reading one of their blogposts I’ve been keeping a pot of water with black pepper, cardamom, clove, anise, cinnamon and ginger available to boil. Then when I’m ready for some chai, I boil and ladle over a teapot with a couple Tablespoons of this great tea. The result is a nice mildly floral and rich black tea that I combine with some homemade oat milk. I’ve been filling up a thermos and completely bypassing coffee. I would wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone who needs a solid and flavorful black tea base.
This tea was so delicious and interesting! I brewed it Gong Fu style and with each steep there was something new to discover. I can’t wait to experiment with this tea more and find all the exciting flavors it has to offer.
I have been drinking this tea for years and nothing compares to the taste or quality. I believe in this brands mission and feel great every time I make a purchase.
This is a great all round tea. It has great depth of flavor and enough strength to take a splash of cream, but subtle enough to be poetic and keep your mind from wandering while you drink it unadulterated as well. Perhaps that is not entirely true, I find it difficult not to think about the origin and processing of this tea. The clear air of the Darjeeling area, the organic stewardship of the farms, the beautiful young women picking the tea and pearling the fresh leaves on their thighs. While not my idea of typical Darjeeling nor oolong, it definitely feels ruby to me.
This is the only tea that I am willing to re-brew, often steeping the decaffeinated leaves from earlier in the day for my evening cup - still interesting and pleasant.
There's a lot to love about Young Mountain Tea. Whether you are a tea enthusiast after the highest quality flavor and brewing experience or whether you just appreciate sustainable and elegant packaging and businesses Young Mountain is for you. As a lover of all things tea I have been very much enjoying the Black Tea Bundle and tasting the different notes and flavors in each one. Highly recommend!
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India has become the second-largest tea producer in the world, crafting world renowned varieties including Darjeeling 1st Flush and Assam Black. We at Young Mountain Tea are proud to be part of this globally beloved industry and are working with emerging tea makers to shape its future. We source directly from small-scale tea gardens in pristine mountain ranges—like our Nepali teas, which flourish in the shadow of Everest—and we are the exclusive U.S. importer of many of the Indian and Nepali loose-leaf teas in our online shop, including the Kumaon teas that hail from a forgotten Himalayan tea region that is being reborn. Every ounce (or pound) of loose-leaf tea you buy helps to create vibrant rural economies and restore the environment. Our deep partnerships with tea growers support individual livelihoods, regional commerce, and help remote communities unlock tea's full potential. That means fresh, certified organic, high-quality Indian and Nepali loose-leaf teas that you won’t find anywhere else. We believe it is possible to create sustainable communities through exceptional tea. We believe in quality and sustainability. And of course, we believe in the power of tea. Raise your cup.