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February 2018 Newsletter - The Secret Life of Kumaon Black

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February 2018 Newsletter - The Secret Life of Kumaon Black
Views from a Hindu temple overlooking the vast Himalaya a short walk from Chiripani - a 180 year old tea garden where the Kumaon White and Kumaon Black teas are grown.

The Secret Life of Kumaon Black...

Kumaon, the region alongside Nepal's western border was first planted with tea in the 1850s.  The tea plants thrived, but were too far from the ports to make plantation development feasible. The experimental plots were abandoned, leaving the young cuttings to grow wild.  However, beginning in the 1990s, the government took up a program to revive tea growth as a way to create rural livelihood opportunities.

Desmond Birkbeck oversees the government’s efforts in his hometown of Champawat.  He also runs his family's own tea garden that contains some of the oldest tea trees in the region.  We've partnered with him to bring these unique Kumaon teas outside of India for the first time.

Kumaon Black is a fine and even sorted black tea with abundant golden tips woven throughout.  It brews a deep amber color with aromatic flavor notes of caramel and chocolate.  Treat yourself to this unique taste  - for the month of February, get 25% off any amount of Kumaon Black.  

We hope to keep your winters warm.  Enjoy!

Tea of the Month - Kumaon Black
25% off in 
February Loose leaf organic Kumaon black tea- indian organic tea- young mountain tea


If you have not tasted Kumaon Black in a while, now is the time to try.  

We recently starting getting a sorted version of this classic tea, one that includes a higher bud count (notice the golden tips in the fine body).  

The tea brews a rich glowing amber color, with natural sweet caramel undertones - delicious as a black tea, or slightly sweetened with milk.   

Enter the coupon code kumaonblack(at check-out) to get discount.

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    Views of the Kumaon nursery germination table where young tea saplings emerge.

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    Offers a one-of-a-kind hands-on experience in the Nilgiris, Assam and Darjeeling for tea professionals and enthusiasts.  Learn about all aspects of the Indian tea trade including cultivation, production, tasting/evaluation, exporting, and biochemistry.

    Course content designed and taught by Nigel Melican, renowned tea consultant with 37 years of experience.

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