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Himalayan Classic
Organic Black Tea

  • 50g

  • 13 servings
    $0.96 per cup
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Himalayan Classic is a distinctive second flush black tea grown at the Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden in eastern Nepal. Situated in the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, this high altitude estate is prized for the aromatic complexity of its teas. Much like in nearby Darjeeling, the tea plants mature slowly over the course of the harvest season, developing wildly floral nuances in the process. These notes are masterfully elicited by the artisans at Jun Chiyabari, who are primarily women—an exception in the tea industry. .

Your purchase of this tea provides micro-finance for impoverished women to launch small businesses in Nepal. Learn more about Rishi's Project Nepal.

Tasting Notes: Lightly malty and smooth with nectar-like flavors of apricot, lychee, wildflower honey and sweet citrus peel dryness that linger in the finish of this easy-drinking cup.

Ingredients: Organic black tea.

Hile, Nepal
Water Temperature: 195°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 tablespoon (4 grams) per 8 ounces
Steep Time: 3 minutes (1st infusion), 4-5 minutes (2nd infusion)

We encourage you to experiment with the quantity of tea leaves and the length of the steep time to find your desired brew strength. Varying the water temperature isn't recommended, as water that is too hot will over-extract the bitter components of tea, while water that is too cool might not fully draw out the aromas and flavors of tea.
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By Peter on September 10, 2016
San Francisco, CA United States
These teas are made on the Nepal side of the Darjeeling border so they can't be called first-flush Darjeeling, but that's what they are. And this (from a late 2016 order) is a pleasant rosy one. I love these and they are a great deal still because of the appellation restriction.

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By David A. Mihaila on July 25, 2016
Diamond Head, HI United States
Standard Himalayan fare--not bad.

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