Velvety liquor profile, vigorous Strength taste profile and exceptionally aromatic from cup, lid, wet leaves to palate.
It’s a Summer Black Tea. Picking of mid-summer, this tea has been very well crafted by experienced tea makers to give you the finest example of traditional orthodox black tea in a contemporary style of production art relating to the modern-day tea-drinking culture. The tea leaves from this producer come from the highest elevation tea plantation in the region, which marks the end of tea gardens from up to this point toward the Kanchanjunga mountain range.
Kalapani Tea Industry lies in the Panchthar district further north of Ilam. Therefore, the name “Panchthare” connects with the place of origin. It is a newly established small-scale tea processing unit. The producers/tea makers are one of the finest tea makers with more than twenty years of tea-producing experience.
PICKING | PROCESSING
Picked in August. Almost all good cultivars are mixed during the picking, which leads to a complex character of the finished product. During this season the tea bushes lush in a high density. High-grown tea bushes from altitudes that vary from 2030 meters are picked to make this tea.
Warm and humid weather conditions, the abundance of oxygen and tranquil air of the Himalayas of Summer contribute to the character of this tea. Green shoots are withered for a period of 8 to 10 hours with high volume conditioned air limiting the leaves to dry only to the extent of having enough moisture. The leaves are then rolled for a precise period for deliberate abrasion and shaped according to the type of green shoot. They are dried continuously in high temperatures not exceeding 125˚ Centigrade. Some Summer Black teas reach their prime after 30 full days. Before they are packed and offered, they are re-fired for longer shelf life.
ORIGIN | PRODUCER
E00586093 – N02985780
Elevation: 2030 meters ASL
KALAPANI TEA INDUSTRY
Location: Hilihang (Gopetar), Panchthar, Nepal
1 tsp per cup | 100ºC | 3 – 4 minutes
(Cold brew) 2 tsp per cup | Refrigerate | 6 – 8 hours