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Young Mountain Tea Tea 2 oz ($0.38/cup) Nepali Golden Black
Young Mountain Tea Tea Nepali Golden Black
Young Mountain Tea Tea 2 oz ($0.38/cup) Nepali Golden Black
Young Mountain Tea Tea 1 lb ($0.18/cup) Nepali Golden Black
Young Mountain Tea Tea 12 unwrapped tea bags ($0.63/cup) Nepali Golden Black
Young Mountain Tea Tea Nepali Golden Black
Young Mountain Tea Tea 100 envelope-less tea bags ($0.33/cup) Nepali Golden Black
Young Mountain Tea Tea Nepali Golden Black

Young Mountain Tea

Organic Nepali Golden Black

$17.00

Size:
2 oz ($0.38/cup)
1 lb ($0.18/cup)
12 unwrapped tea bags ($0.63/cup)
100 unwrapped tea bags ($0.33/cup)

Organic Nepali Golden Black | Premium Black Tea

Taste: Milk chocolate & dark honey

Origin: Ilam District, Eastern Nepali Himalayas

Tea Maker: Tinjure Cooperative

Infusion Suggestions: 

Steep 1 1 Tbsp /2.5 g  |  8 oz  |  210° F  |  3.5 min

Steep 2  8 oz  |  210° F  |  4.5  min

Certifications: USDA Organic

Contains Caffeine

Nepali Golden Black is a rich black with luscious layers of dark honey that make it one of our most popular teas. It’s made by Nepal’s first tea cooperative, grown organically, and serves as a great introduction into the world of specialty tea.

Tasting Notes: Its luxuriously smooth and creamy body is marked by undertones of dark honey and thick milk chocolate. For such a deeply satisfying black, its bouquet is surprisingly bright, and the aroma of apricots jumps out the cup. Breathe it in then enjoy the dive! Lovers of English Breakfast, Earl Grey, or Yunnan Gold are likely to enjoy this tea.

Production: Consistent with other high-end tea, this black is made using only the terminal bud and top two leaves of the tea plant. By carefully handling the plucked budset in both harvesting and processing, the fragile bud is preserved through to the finished tea. This leads an unusually high bud count for a black tea, and it’s this bud that gives the tea its wonderful complexities. Check out this graphic for more on tea processing styles.

Region:  Nepal’s best-known tea growing regions are in the far eastern part of the country, bordering India and in the shadows of Mt. Everest. While tea has long been part of eastern Nepal’s past, it lacked the market access to establish its own identity. As a result, most Nepali tea has historically been sold as knock-off Darjeeling, given the two region’s nearly identical soils. The birth of an independent Nepali tea industry is being led by small-scale farmers whose families have moved fluidly throughout the region, long before Nepal and India were separate countries. As generations of community members traveled between eastern Nepal and northeastern India, many of Darjeeling’s Camellia sinensis saplings and secrets came with them. The emerging region is blending expertise with invention, and, in the process, paving a new model for tea in South Asia. Read our blog about this region here.

Tea Makers: In the early 1990s, three villages on three hillsides banded together and began growing tea. They named themselves Tinjure in homage to their geography -- Tin (“teen”) means three, and jure (“joo-ray”) means hills. The new Tinjure Cooperative sold its harvested green leaf to nearby established Nepal tea gardens, including Kanchenjunga Tea Estate, whose teas we also carry. In 2013, the Tinjure Cooperative raised funds to establish their own processing facility to craft their own tea from the green leaf they harvest. Today, the Tinjure Cooperative is 240 members strong.

Impact: The Tinjure Cooperative is Nepal’s first cooperatively owned and operated factory. By processing their own teas, farmers at Tinjure earn 20 times more than they did when selling the same green leaf to privately run factories. Tinjure’s board of directors, comprised of both women and men, is actively organizing and guiding other communities. Helping transform Nepali tea farmers into the more profitable part of the business--tea makers. 

Packaging: Our commitment to sustainability means we offer our teas in several types of packaging:

  • Tins: Durable and reusable, made from 100% recyclable steel. Labels are not recyclable but made from 50% hemp and 50% post-consumer waste.
  • 1 lb Bags: Tough, resealable stand-up pouches with storing moisture and oxygen barriers. Not recyclable due to a 3-layer structure that serves as a food-safe barrier to keep your tea fresh as long as possible.
  • Packs of 100 Tea Bags: Recyclable stand-up pouches with tea bags, strings, and tags made from 100% sugarcane PLA, commercially compostable and degrades into organic matter. For best results, use a commercial compost facility.

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(Read our Nepal blog: How We Met Nepali Tea Farmers)

Customer Reviews

Based on 47 reviews
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Julie Albrecht

Nepali Golden Black

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Agrima

Perfect flavor for my liking 👍 loved and enjoyed!!

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Jami Lynn
Delightful in every aspect

I love everything about this tea and the accompanying materials. From the encouragement to reuse, then compost the leaves, to the helpful instructions on the box, and the story of the company's mission, I genuinely feel good about purchasing their products. As for the tea itself, it has a wonderful mellow flavor and fragrance that are both uplifting and relaxing. Enjoy it every day.

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Wally Hedges
Nepali Golden Black

I had my first cup of this black tea, some years ago, after I found a one ounce packet in my local store. More recently, I bring the dry tea leaf with me to work so that I can brew it there when I have a spare moment. The flavor is always so rich and helps the day go by faster.

D
Daniel Struck
Great daily sipper

We love this Nepali Golden Black Tea. We've probably drank 10 lbs over the last few years. It is a softer black tea, good for daily drinking. Not too bitter. A good maltiness. Also great for making iced tea!

Customer Reviews

Based on 47 reviews
98%
(46)
0%
(0)
2%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
J
Julie Albrecht

Nepali Golden Black

A
Agrima

Perfect flavor for my liking 👍 loved and enjoyed!!

J
Jami Lynn
Delightful in every aspect

I love everything about this tea and the accompanying materials. From the encouragement to reuse, then compost the leaves, to the helpful instructions on the box, and the story of the company's mission, I genuinely feel good about purchasing their products. As for the tea itself, it has a wonderful mellow flavor and fragrance that are both uplifting and relaxing. Enjoy it every day.

W
Wally Hedges
Nepali Golden Black

I had my first cup of this black tea, some years ago, after I found a one ounce packet in my local store. More recently, I bring the dry tea leaf with me to work so that I can brew it there when I have a spare moment. The flavor is always so rich and helps the day go by faster.

D
Daniel Struck
Great daily sipper

We love this Nepali Golden Black Tea. We've probably drank 10 lbs over the last few years. It is a softer black tea, good for daily drinking. Not too bitter. A good maltiness. Also great for making iced tea!