Himalaya Green Pine* - NEW!
The Himalayan Pine is a spruce native to the mountainous region of Nepal. The branches of the pine extend widely and are covered in blue-green needles all year. When journeying to the tea farms of Dhankuta District in the eastern region of Nepal, travellers pass through verdant scenery including the Rani Bhan (Queen's Forest) with its well-developed mature stands of pine. Set against the backdrop of the Himalayas, it is a sensory delight.
Our Himalaya Green Pine is a high mountain green tea from Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden in Hile. Here the tea is grown naturally, harvested by hand, and small-batch processed with the upmost attention and care. The result is a refreshing tea with the power of the Himalayas.
First Flush / Spring 2017
Fresh, sweet and smooth with hints of umami, fruits, florals with gentle pine note.
*Organic (EU and USDA) / Natural Farming
Additional information: High in the Himalayas in the eastern region of Nepal lies the tiny but extraordinarily beautiful Jun Chiyabari estate. The name Jun Chiyabari means “Moonlit Tea Garden.” The tea comes from small plots between 1,650-2,100 metres above sea level, where the plants grow slowly but with intense flavours. Within and between these small plots on the hilly slopes are forests, bamboo groves, rocky boulders, brooks and streams. This is the terroir which makes Jun Chiyabari teas unique. The plots are naturally farmed, and leaves are plucked by hand by locals. The tea is processed using a combination of traditional and modern techniques with a focus on small-batch and artisan lots. The factory manager, Morris Orchard, is a third generation Nepali tea planter whose grandfather came from Britain to plant tea. Morris has a great respect for the land, the tea, and the small team he works with.