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Organic Nepali Green Pearl - Young Mountain Tea
Organic Nepali Green Pearl - Young Mountain Tea
Organic Nepali Green Pearl - Young Mountain Tea

Young Mountain Tea

Organic Nepali Green Pearl

$11.99

Size:
2.3 oz ($0.46/cup)
3.75 oz ($0.42/cup)
1 lb ($0.31/cup)

Organic Nepali Green Pearl Tea - Premium Nepal Green Tea

Origin: Ilam, Nepal

Garden: Tinjure

Infusion Suggestion: 180°F, 2.5 min

Certifications: USDA Organic, Rainforest Alliance Certified

Caffeine: Medium

Tasting Notes: Summer Cut Grass and Vegetable Broth

Nepali Green Pearl: A vegetal and fresh Himalayan green tea rolled into tight pearls that release complex tastes over multiple infusions.

Nepali Green Pearl comes from the Himalayan co-op Tinjure.  Producers first roast and then roll the green leaf into tight pearls. The tea's vegetal subtleties express themselves over the course of many infusions ranging from bright and invigorating to mellow and soft.

Taste: Nepali Green Pearls jumps out of the cup with vegetal and seaweed undertones familiar in Japanese green teas. These tightly wounds pearls unfurl with a magnitude of flavor that beckons a watchful steep.

Production: Green teas are typically made just before the onset of the monsoons.  Farmers pluck the entire bud-set (two leaves and a bud) and bring it to the factory to wither before being rolled to break the cell wall and begin oxidation.  The leaves are quickly transferred to a rolling machine that gently tosses the tea until the bud-sets are rolled into tight balls.

Region:  Ilam is Nepal’s best-known tea growing region, opposite of Darjeeling on Nepal’s eastern border catching views of Mt Everest hundreds of miles in the distance.  While tea has long been part of Ilam’s history, its teas were not sold as “Nepali” tea, but rather disguised as “Darjeeling” since they are such similar soils and growing conditions.  As Darjeeling teas become increasingly difficult to obtain, Ilam teas will be integral in the world tea market.

Growers: The Tinjuree Cooperative is Nepal’s first cooperatively owned and operated factory. In the early 1990s, local villagers banded together and sold their harvested green leaf collectively to a nearby factory.  In 2013 they raised the funds to establish their own processing facility to produce finished tea enabling them to sell directly to foreign companies. Today the Tinjuree Cooperative is comprised of 240 members who both grow and process the tea.

Impact:  Cooperatively run factories represent a transformative development for the tea industry. By processing their own teas, rural communities earn 20 times more than selling the same green leaf to privately run factories. This dignifies the work of producing quality tea, thereby addressing one of the fundamental challenges to the tea industry – labor shortages caused by urban migration.  Community ownership of tea production brings voice and value back to marginalized communities.

Customer Reviews

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Lovely

Lovely tea!!! Great flavor, and beautiful as well! Enjoying delicious tea AND not exploiting the growers ----- two thumbs up!!!!

M
M.S.
So yummy

This green tea is sooooo delicious. I look forward to having it every day. The taste is so great and soothing. I’ll definitely buy this again.

D
D.M.
Delicious!

Was very happy to find a replacement for a favorite "vegetal" (is that a word?) green tea from from somewhere else whose production stopped many years ago. This one really hits the spot and has a very similar flavor. This is a great tea for everyday purposes and I always go back for a second steep!

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N.M.
Very nice quality tea

Love this tea. Nice aromas before and after brewing, very nice taste, beautiful color. Not much “tea dust” as sometimes happens with less quality teas. The smell and taste bring back memories of having tea while visiting Japanese gardens in Japan.

M
M.M.
Organic Nepali Green Pearl Tea is delicious

I think this is my favorite green tea. A bit sweet, nice and strong without being overpowering, and holds up to a second steep, which is sweeter.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
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J
J.
Lovely

Lovely tea!!! Great flavor, and beautiful as well! Enjoying delicious tea AND not exploiting the growers ----- two thumbs up!!!!

M
M.S.
So yummy

This green tea is sooooo delicious. I look forward to having it every day. The taste is so great and soothing. I’ll definitely buy this again.

D
D.M.
Delicious!

Was very happy to find a replacement for a favorite "vegetal" (is that a word?) green tea from from somewhere else whose production stopped many years ago. This one really hits the spot and has a very similar flavor. This is a great tea for everyday purposes and I always go back for a second steep!

N
N.M.
Very nice quality tea

Love this tea. Nice aromas before and after brewing, very nice taste, beautiful color. Not much “tea dust” as sometimes happens with less quality teas. The smell and taste bring back memories of having tea while visiting Japanese gardens in Japan.

M
M.M.
Organic Nepali Green Pearl Tea is delicious

I think this is my favorite green tea. A bit sweet, nice and strong without being overpowering, and holds up to a second steep, which is sweeter.