Organic Nepali Oolong
Origin: Western Nepal
Producer: Kanchanjangha Tea Estate
Infusion Suggestion: 2.5 g tea/ 1 heaping Tbsp, 8 oz water, 190oF, 4-5 min
Certifications: USDA Organic
Tasting Notes: Autumn aromas, peeled bark
Information: This brothy oolong carries the aromas of the forest floor in fall while releasing subtle hints of cinnamon and spice.
Nepali Oolong is a full-bodied tea with biscuit-like aromas and smooth tannins. Tending towards green aromas and black flavors, this oolong will intrigue both expert and beginner. (description: Nepal Tea Co.)
Growers: Located in the lush forests near Nepal's eastern border is the Kanchanjangha Tea Garden and Research Center – a 36 year old tea garden in the shadow of the 3rd highest peak in the Himalayas. This garden was established by Mr. Deepak Prakash Banskota as an enterprising youth, and became the first Nepal tea estate to be certified organic. Today the garden operatives along the lines of co-operative ownership with the workers in the factory having ownership in the company. In addition, farmers are provided with free housing, daily necessities at a subsidized rate, and free education.