High altitude, diversified agroecology, pollution-free environment, unique biodiversity and abundance of natural resources, virgin organic soil and mineral waters in hills and mountains allow Nepali farmers to produce numerous cultivars of tea.
A RARE KIND
Jasbire Silver Needle
from 2019 spring harvest is a tea to taste!
These fine-looking furry buds from the Jasbire Hills are here to amaze you! These leaves are bound to give you all of their preserved memories of the frosty Himalayan winter. Nurtured by the flavour, the aroma, the frosty air, the water, the dewdrops, all at the foothills of Mount Kanchenjunga, all grasped within these leaves, only to be released in your cup. It’s a rare tea.
GOLD OF SUMMER
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These fine-looking hairy golden tips keep winning awards every year in black tea competitions. With the bright sunset golden hue, fruitier notes, crispy and wild honey flavour, the Golden Tips are the best representation all Nepali Black teas in their superior form.
RARE OF AUTUMN
Open Leaf White Tea
from the Autumn harvest unfolds the story of the whole year.
A pair of Flowery Orange Pekoe and an Orange Pekoe, one hairy leaf and a hairy bud is our special White Tea of the Autumn Flush. After three seasons comes a long-awaited Autumn with the final harvest of the year. The leaves are mature now, prepared to resist the cold of the coming winter. The Autumn flush lends musky flavors, tangy aromas, and amber liquor.
Open leaf white tea leaves are delicate and so it is should be handled with utmost care in its shipment procedure. Many tea sourcing merchants stopped buying it because of its delicate leaves and the care it needs while shipping and packaging. This open leaf white tea is rare for it has been produced on our special order. It is a small fresh batch from the Autumn, production date; Nov’ 02.
Jasbire Silver Needle and Sakhejung Golden Tips are the winners by people’s choice.
Spring Black and Mai-Pokhari Oolong from the First Flush 2019 also go head to head among the bestsellers.
These teas showcase the diversity of Nepali tea producers to exhibit all kinds of seasonal qualities of high-grade whole leaf teas at economical offers. These teas are not mass-produced. They are produced in a small quantity by small-scale producers and farmers in their own facilities… And they are truly “rare.”
DISCOVER YOUR NEW FAVOURITE TEA
TO MAKE YOUR BREAKFAST SPECIAL
Why we want your interest?
Small farmers and processors are driving the rapid growth of the Nepali tea industry. Where once only cows, yak, and sheep roamed, farmers are transforming these barren lands into productive tea plantations. The farmers couldn’t be more excited to know that their teas are making it to your daily cup. They will get to know their customer and understand their needs and preferences. While you’ll discover the incredible aroma and taste of Nepal tea, your slightest acknowledgment can make a huge impact on the small tea farms nestled in the Himalayas.
Tea growing is an excellent option for these huge, towering, mountainous hills. If global tea drinkers and connoisseurs can discover these superior quality teas, this emerging specialty tea industry can generate extra disposable income to Nepali tea farmers, who are not only the main actors but also the most vulnerable link in the tea production chain.
It’s foggy here throughout the year.
It’s a permaculture society.
Tea leaves are grown here in household farming on a small scale. Some will be given to the small scale tea processors, and some will be hand-crafted.
…and orthodox teas are made. – Small Farmers
Small Farmers – The most vulnerable link in the production chain
Tea in Nepal is cultivated primarily by hundreds of small-scale farmers providing them an extra income and a livelihood option for more than 70,000 people who are directly and indirectly working in this industry. Likewise, the Nepal tea industry heavily relies on 83.5% of tea producers who are all small scale farmers. Any upgrade in Nepal’s tea value chain will directly impact these marginal farmers. Casual labor is required year-round to pick tea leaves. Tea buds turn into leaves within a few days if they aren’t picked routinely. Once plucked, the harvested leaves need to be processed within 24 hours. Tea production is a labor-intensive industry, providing significant employment opportunities to local workers. More than 70% of the labor force involved in tea picking are women.
A day’s work is done for Chandra Kumari Rai. But there’s weighing to be done and transport the leaves to the factory. Picking tea leaves is her way of living. She’s a small farmer. There are thousands of small farmers like her waiting for the transaction to support their livelihood.
In the picture: Chandra Rai from Puwa Majhuwa, Ilam
The majestic Himalayas with its dazzling white beds of snow influences the local weather by inviting rain, misty climate and mingled fogs; all gently nurturing the mountain floors to grow high-quality tea leaves in nature’s purest form.
It’s Nepal Tea!