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Young Mountain Tea Tea 3 oz ($0.28/cup) Nepali Green Pearl
Young Mountain Tea Tea Nepali Green Pearl
Young Mountain Tea Tea 3 oz ($0.28/cup) Nepali Green Pearl
Young Mountain Tea Tea 1 lb ($0.17/cup) Nepali Green Pearl
Young Mountain Tea Tea 12 unwrapped tea bags ($0.63/cup) Nepali Green Pearl
Young Mountain Tea Tea Nepali Green Pearl
Young Mountain Tea Tea 100 envelope-less tea bags ($0.33/cup) Nepali Green Pearl
Young Mountain Tea Tea Nepali Green Pearl

Young Mountain Tea

Nepali Green Pearl

$19.00 $14.25

Size:
3 oz ($0.28/cup)
1 lb ($0.17/cup)
12 unwrapped tea bags ($0.63/cup)
100 envelope-less tea bags ($0.33/cup)

Organic Nepali Green Pearl | Premium Green Tea

Taste: Smoked artichoke & Meyer lemon

Origin: Ilam District, Eastern Nepali Himalayas

Tea Maker: Tinjure Cooperative

Infusion Suggestions: 

Steep 1 1 tsp / 2.5 g  |  8 oz  | 180° F  |  2 min

Steep 2  8 oz  | 190° F  |  3 min

Certifications: USDA Organic, Rainforest Alliance Certified

Contains Caffeine

Nepali Green Pearl is a fresh, strong organic green tea rolled into tight pearls. The tea makers at the Tinjure Cooperative carefully shape the leaf using heated pans, coaxing out a wide range of aromas and flavors that are best explored by steeping the same leaves at least twice.

Tasting Notes: On the first steep, this beautiful green tea jumps out of the cup with a citrus bouquet. As it relaxes in the second steep, its tightly wound pearls fully unfurl with a magnitude of savory flavors, ranging from briny seaweed to comforting smoked artichoke. To release this tea’s full vegetal strength without being overwhelmed by its astringency, it’s best to begin with a light, short steep that sets up your cup for the longer, hotter second and third steeps. Lovers of Japanese sencha and matcha green tea are likely to enjoy this tea.

Production: After harvest, tea makers begin processing Nepali Green Pearl by hitting the harvested green leaf with a dry heat. The hot air vapor sucks out moisture and brings out the leaf’s cooked, smoky notes. This step also deactivates the enzyme that would otherwise trigger the oxidization process and make this a black tea instead of a green. After a short rolling to coat the tea in its own essential oils, the leaves are tossed into the air using heated metal pans. This process gives the tea its pearled shape--the leaves first shrink and curl when in contact with the hot metal, and then briefly expand when exposed to the cool air. After three hours of cycling between heating and cooling, the tea emerges as tight balls packed with flavors ready to explode into the cup. The final step is to finish the tea, which is done with a round of direct, dry heat.

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 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.

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
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GiGi DeRoin
Nepali Green Pearl Tea -- Best Green Tea in the World!

I first tried this as part of a sampler. I drink green tea daily for the health benefits as well as for the taste. This tea combines the taste, health benefits for me individually, plus the well-being of the producers and the environment. It is hard to beat a combination like that.
I typically rebrew my teas, so this one I do the recommended strength, with the first brew at 175 degrees for 2.5 minutes. The second brew I raise the heat and the brewing time a little, 5 degrees and .5 minutes. Sometimes I can even do a very mild but thirst-quenching third brew.

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W.H.
Green Pearl Tea

I've been drinking more green tea than usual during the summer. Nepali Green Pearl is good for that creamy citrus note and it seems to compare well with Japanese Sencha. I just brew it for 2 and a half minutes and it's great. The tea makers in Nepal have shaped a green pearl just right.

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Mallory Lynch
Organic Nepali Green Pearl

Organic Nepali Green Pearl is an exquisite tea. I originally tried it at a tea fair and really enjoyed the light taste and grassy finish.

E
Elizabeth Killough
Super high quality tea!

This tea is so flavorful and rich. I need much less than other brands to make a strong cup of tea. It's just lovely!

L
L
Great smell, lovely taste

So nice I gave some as a birthday gift!

Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
95%
(20)
5%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
G
GiGi DeRoin
Nepali Green Pearl Tea -- Best Green Tea in the World!

I first tried this as part of a sampler. I drink green tea daily for the health benefits as well as for the taste. This tea combines the taste, health benefits for me individually, plus the well-being of the producers and the environment. It is hard to beat a combination like that.
I typically rebrew my teas, so this one I do the recommended strength, with the first brew at 175 degrees for 2.5 minutes. The second brew I raise the heat and the brewing time a little, 5 degrees and .5 minutes. Sometimes I can even do a very mild but thirst-quenching third brew.

W
W.H.
Green Pearl Tea

I've been drinking more green tea than usual during the summer. Nepali Green Pearl is good for that creamy citrus note and it seems to compare well with Japanese Sencha. I just brew it for 2 and a half minutes and it's great. The tea makers in Nepal have shaped a green pearl just right.

M
Mallory Lynch
Organic Nepali Green Pearl

Organic Nepali Green Pearl is an exquisite tea. I originally tried it at a tea fair and really enjoyed the light taste and grassy finish.

E
Elizabeth Killough
Super high quality tea!

This tea is so flavorful and rich. I need much less than other brands to make a strong cup of tea. It's just lovely!

L
L
Great smell, lovely taste

So nice I gave some as a birthday gift!