Taste: Similar to Darjeeling, with gentle nutmeg overtones
Drink: Best enjoyed black
Brew: Lightly, 2-3 minutes according to taste
When to drink: In the afternoon
Grown at high altitude, the teas of Nepal share similar qualities to those of neighbouring Darjeeling, blessed with a light, delicate sweetness. Cultivated under the heavy Himalayan mists of the small hilly village of Jitpur 1400 metres above sea level, this long leaf tippy tea has a superbly subtle taste profile, laced with gentle notes of nutmeg. We love this tea’s clarity of flavour – and so did the judges of the 2013 and 2014 Great Taste Awards, praising its “pleasing creaminess and mouth-feel, together with some muscatel character.”
Ideally warm the pot first with a splash of hot water. Use one teaspoon (around 2g) per cup and always use freshly drawn and boiled water. Allow to brew for 3-5 minutes according to taste. Best drunk without milk.