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Nepali Oolong - Young Mountain Tea

Nepali Oolong

Regular price $15.99 Sale

Origin: Western Nepal

Producer: Kanchanjangha Tea Estate

Infusion Suggestion: 2.5 g tea/ 1 heaping Tbsp, 8 oz water, 190oF, 4-5 min

Certifications: Organic

Caffeine: High

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.