We hope you are sipping in the new year with some of your favorite brews. To help you along the way, we're starting a new Tea of the Month that's only available through this newsletter - enjoy!
We're also excited to kick off another season of bringing tea drinkers closer to the origins of their cups by offering guided trips to Darjeeling, Nepal, and Kumaon. Join us and meet the good people who create the teas you have to come to enjoy.
Thanks as always for choosing teas that support rural Himalayan communities and sustainable growing practices. Stay warm and keep the kettle hot!
Tea of the Month: Organic Kumaon White
Celebrate the snowy season with a cup of Organic Kumaon White. The smooth, creamy taste of this fresh spring pluck will warm you to the core. One of the first regions to be tested for tea production by the British, Kumaon teas were largely undiscovered by the west until recently. We're proud to say that Young Mountain Tea is the only carrier of Kumaon teas outside of India. For the month of January, enjoy 10% off Organic Kumaon White with the coupon code: whiteout17
Always dreamed of walking the terraced tea gardens of Darjeeling? Our 13 day trip to Darjeeling and Nepal takes first to Delhi, where we explore the bustling Nation's capital. Next up, the Makaibari Estate in Darjeeling, where we'll be led through tea tasting by Rajah Banerjee, the pioneer of the world's first biodynamic tea estate, and eat home cooked meals with our homestay families.
Then journey into Nepal's hill county where we'll meet the men and women who run Teenjure, Nepal's first co-operatively run factory. Feast on Gorkhaland's traditional moms (meat and vegetable filled dumplings) and keep your eyes open for views of Mt. Everest in the distance.
We have 2 spots left on this trip, so email Raj if you're interested in joining: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us as we travel to the heart of Young Mountain Tea’s work. We'll begin with a train ride into the mountains, first stop: Rishikesh, one of India’s holiest cities on the banks of the Ganges.
Next, we'll travel off the beaten path to Avani, a non-profit dedicated to creating sustainable rural livelihoods, whose leadership who first encouraged us to start our company. While there, singing and dancing are always only one song away.
Finally hike below the forest canopy to Chirrapani, the enchanting tea garden owned by Desmond, who produces all our Kumaon teas. Perhaps you will find yourself laughing alongside the women plucking tea on the terraced hillsides.
One spot left! If you're interested, email Raj at email@example.com
"The mountains are calling and I must go." - John Muir