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Young Mountain Tea LLC Tea 1 oz ($0.75/cup) Organic Nepali Silver Needle
Young Mountain Tea LLC Tea 1 lb ($0.36/cup) Organic Nepali Silver Needle
Young Mountain Tea LLC Tea Organic Nepali Silver Needle
Young Mountain Tea LLC Tea 1 oz ($0.75/cup) Organic Nepali Silver Needle
Young Mountain Tea LLC Tea Organic Nepali Silver Needle
Young Mountain Tea LLC Tea 3 oz ($0.67/cup) Organic Nepali Silver Needle
Young Mountain Tea LLC Tea Organic Nepali Silver Needle
Young Mountain Tea LLC Tea Organic Nepali Silver Needle

Young Mountain Tea LLC

Organic Nepali Silver Needle

$22.00

Size:
1 oz ($0.97/cup)
3 oz ($0.80/cup)
1 lb ($0.39/cup)

Organic Nepali Silver Needle | Premium White Tea

Tasting Notes: Creamy caramel & blossoming lilac

Origin: Phidim, Eastern Nepali Himalayas

Producer: Kanchenjunga Tea Estate

Infusion Suggestions: 

Steep 1 1 Tbsp /2.5 g  |  8 oz  | 180° F  |  3 min

Steep 2  8 oz  | 185° F  |  4 min

Certifications: USDA Organic

Contains Caffeine

Organic Nepali Silver Needle is a light, smooth white tea with a lingering creamy caramel finish. Made by Nepal’s first certified organic tea garden, it is made with only the freshest, youngest buds of the tea plant.

Taste: This delicate tea expresses its most interesting qualities when steeped at a comparatively low temperature of180 F, about 3 minutes after the water has boiled. This gives this white tea enough space to sparkle with subtle notes of mint.. Enjoy a bright, floral beginning, evoking lilacs and roses in bloom. The graceful buds’ downy coating are slowly soaked by hot water as the tea steeps, creating a pleasantly heavy mouthfeel that finishes with notes of sweet cream and melted caramel. As with other bud-only teas, Organic Nepali Silver Needle should be steeped at least twice to unlock its full potential. Lovers of other high-quality silver needle teas are sure to enjoy this one!

Production: Silver needle teas are made using only the finest buds that are hand-plucked from select tea bushes. There are no tea leaves in this tea, just the unopened bud. The Nepali tea makers behind this tea are harvesting these buds from elite hybrids that have been bred specifically to have large buds that are perfect for this style of tea. In the tea gardens, this incredibly fragile new growth is meticulously harvested then carefully laid out to dry, allowing water to evaporate and leave behind nothing but the freshest compounds and flavors. Historically, these teas were made for Chinese royalty, but today, new demand for top-quality tea has inspired tea makers to craft this tea for “regular” tea aficionados worldwide.

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. expertise with invention, and in the process, paving a new model for small farmer tea in South Asia. Read our blog about this region here.

Tea Makers: Located in the lush forests near Nepal's eastern border is the Kanchenjunga Tea Estate – a tea garden named after the third highest peak in the world. The garden was established by Mr. Deepak Banskota, an icon in the Nepali tea movement. When he was an enterprising teenager, Banskota visited nearby Darjeeling and saw how tea making could created the opportunity for his village to advance. When he returned home, he enthusiastically convinced other local farmers to band together to grow tea. Over the years, hundreds of local farmers joined the effort. 

Impact: Kanchenjunga is an innovator in Nepali tea. The estate’s official name is the Kanchenjunga Tea Estate and Research Center, and it was the first in Nepal to be certified organic. Today it operates as a cooperative that offers robust scholarship programs to members’ children. Additionally, the garden is pioneering new sustainable practices, including using renewable energy for drying its tea and intercropping native species to promote biodiversity. The Bansokta family is continually working to develop global supply chains that elevate the stature of Nepali tea worldwide.

Packaging: Our teas come in resealable standup pouches with strong moisture and oxygen barriers. All our pouches are made with at least 20% post-consumer recycled milk jugs and water bottles. They are infinitely reusable although not recyclable. They are essentially high-end resealable bags. After you have finished your tea, wash and reuse them to store your car snacks, carry your favorite trail-mix on a hike, or even store odds and ends such as art and craft supplies, batteries and toiletries.

Nishchal Banskota plucking tea at the Kanchanjangha tea estate.

(Read our Nepal blog: The Past & Future of Nepali Teas)

Customer Reviews

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MARY OSULLIVAN
Best white tea ever

This is the best white tea I've ever tasted and my favorite tea. I've tried many white teas and am usually disappointed. This silver needle tea does not disappoint. I love the low caffeine, the flavor, and how I can brew this tea multiple times and drink it throughout the day. It is so good and worth the price. Thank you young mountain tea for sharing this wonderful product with your customers.

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Agapzel
Delicious!

This tea was wonderfully smooth and delicious. I really look forward to my afternoon cup of Organic Nepali Silver Needle!

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M.C.(.
Incredible tea and people

The quality and flavor of this tea is delicious. That said, I was beyond impressed with how they go above and beyond for their customers. Erik included a handwritten note to thank me for my order. As someone who works in PR, I cannot state how much I appreciated that gesture. I look forward to being a customer for life and watching Young Mountain Tea continue to grow and prosper.

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NANCY THOMPSON
Mellow and delicious

This is a really lovely tea, flavorful with absolutely no bitterness. It's subtle but not at all shrinking, and by the third brewing the color is rich and the aroma is warming. Bought as part of the white tea collection, and I am very much looking forward to trying the others given how delicious this is. A boon that it seems naturally low in caffeine!

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Tim Draper

Silver Needle is as smooth a cup of white tea as you could ever want. All white teas are good but Organic Nepali Silver Needle is just a notch above the others.

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
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(11)
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MARY OSULLIVAN
Best white tea ever

This is the best white tea I've ever tasted and my favorite tea. I've tried many white teas and am usually disappointed. This silver needle tea does not disappoint. I love the low caffeine, the flavor, and how I can brew this tea multiple times and drink it throughout the day. It is so good and worth the price. Thank you young mountain tea for sharing this wonderful product with your customers.

A
Agapzel
Delicious!

This tea was wonderfully smooth and delicious. I really look forward to my afternoon cup of Organic Nepali Silver Needle!

M
M.C.(.
Incredible tea and people

The quality and flavor of this tea is delicious. That said, I was beyond impressed with how they go above and beyond for their customers. Erik included a handwritten note to thank me for my order. As someone who works in PR, I cannot state how much I appreciated that gesture. I look forward to being a customer for life and watching Young Mountain Tea continue to grow and prosper.

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NANCY THOMPSON
Mellow and delicious

This is a really lovely tea, flavorful with absolutely no bitterness. It's subtle but not at all shrinking, and by the third brewing the color is rich and the aroma is warming. Bought as part of the white tea collection, and I am very much looking forward to trying the others given how delicious this is. A boon that it seems naturally low in caffeine!

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Tim Draper

Silver Needle is as smooth a cup of white tea as you could ever want. All white teas are good but Organic Nepali Silver Needle is just a notch above the others.