Organic Kumaon Black
A rare organic black tea from a new Himalayan tea region in north India. This fragrant tea carries a light body reminiscent of its Darjeeling counterparts, yet its unique vegetal finish sets it apart.
Kumaon was first planted with tea in the 1850s, but was too far from any port to get the tea out of the mountains. The tea experiments were abandoned, and for the last 170 years, the tea has thrived in the wild. Beginning in the 1990s, the government took up a program to revive tea growth as a way to create rural livelihood opportunities.
We are proud to work with Mr. Desmond Birkbeck, a native Kumaon son who runs the government’s efforts in his hometown of Champawat, to offer these teas for the first time outside of India. We hope you’ll check out the video below, where Desmond shares an overview of Kumaon tea and describes our partnership to bring you these teas.
210 F for 4 minutes
1oz makes 10-15 cups