This excellent black tea grows in the region of Ilam, Nepal, at a height of about 1500 metres above sea level.
The tea industry in Nepal developed as recently as the 1970s and 80s, and the young vigorous bushes give teas that are full of wonderful fruity flavours and unexpected nutty and citrus notes. The Nepalese farmers have a deep respect for the land, for nature and for each other, and their focused approach has helped to strengthen the industry so that Nepal is now recognised around the world as an important tea region. Most estates and smallholders produce seasonal teas that match those of their Indian neighbours, but some factories have also worked hard to create new styles of tea that capture the true flavours of Nepal.
|Leaf||Tightly twisted leaves that are rolled into a sferical shape|
|Aroma||Fruity, toasted, sweet, with notes of caramelized sugar and subtle touch of cocoa|
|Taste||Slightly toasted, with notes of seeds and toasted nuts|