Nepal, the Himalayas


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Productions from Nepal has not only been sold as Darjeeling, but some of which are also fine and unique teas of their own rights. We have carefully included a few of their finest and best value ones to represent this amazing tea region

  • Blue Shiiba, Nepali semi-oolong
    USD 29.90

    Blue Shiiba, Nepali semi-oolong

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    Kyushu wild tea reincarnates as an oolong in the Himalayas

    Our Nepali farmer has taken a native wild tea plant from the island of Kyushu, Japan, to try propagating it in the Himalayas. The distinctly different terroir has not been kind to the small leaves so not every harvest gives you a satisfying result. The processing technique has been continuously evolving in the past decade to arrive at what we think is a wonderful manifestation of this unique tea cultivar. A batch as this on offer is rare. To us, it embraces the tea’s heritage as a wok roasted green tea, yet attaining a bouquet found only in fine Taiwan oolongs like that of Wenshan Paochong, while unmistakably carrying the complex tones and finishes afforded by the unique environment on this altitude on the roof of the Earth.
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    Net weight: 50 g (1.8 oz) in Kraft-alu pillow
    USD 29.90
    USD 29.90
  • Moon Drops Himalayas, deeper flavour white tea
    USD 28.30

    Moon Drops Himalayas, deep oxidation Nepali white tea

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    When a Taiwanese marries a Japanese in Nepal

    The tougher terroir of the Himalayas usually gives a more rugged characteristic to the yield. Yet the ingenious farmer of Tea Hong's Moon Drop Himalayas has employed the creamy Jinxuan ( 金萱 ) cultivar from Taiwan and the umami Yabukita ( やぶきた ) from Japan to produce this tea. Their softer nature most definitely tones down the harsher growing environment to give this tea an extraordinarily round body, accompanied with a sweetness and bouquet that one can hardly find in any other South Asian productions. An extra step of rolling is added to the end of the white tea withering process to develop more depth in the taste profile. This is indeed an unusual gem of white tea. However, maintaining the East Asian tea plants in the Himalayas is not an easy job and getting a good yield from them is even more demanding. We have been following this tea for almost a decade before deciding to carry it. A fine batch as this one on offer is rare. Taichi ClassInfusion colorTCM NeutralTea Master's ChoiceStaff Pick iconEU certified Organic Net weight: 50 g (1.8 oz) in Kraft-alu pillow
    USD 28.30
    USD 28.30