Nepali Silver Needles
Origin: Western Nepal
Producer: Kanchanjangha Tea Estate
Infusion Suggestion: 2.5 g tea/ 1 heaping Tbsp, 8 oz water, 180oF, 4 min
Tasting Notes: Milky, Meadow Mint
Information: This sweet and smooth white tea captures the clean taste of fresh dew with lingering grassy undertones.
Nepali Silver Yeti is plucked from the Kanchanjangha Tea Gardens every spring. The downy coating to the delicate buds protects the nutrient rich new growth from insects. The sweetness of white teas is coveted by many tea drinkers, along with the anti-oxidant rich broth.
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.