Origin: Western Nepal
Producer: Kanchanjangha Tea Estate
Infusion Suggestion: 190°F, 4.5min
Certifications: USDA Organic
Aroma and Taste: Fresh autumn aromas and peeled bark
Nepali Oolong: This brothy oolong carries the aromas of the forest floor in fall with underlying 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.
Production: This is a darker oolong goes through multiple rolling and oxidation steps. At around 70% oxidation, this oolong presents an amber colored liquor with hints of malty, woody and earthy tones. This oolong is generally processed during the summer.
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.