The high-elevation organic garden of Jun Chiyabari, in eastern Nepal, has been making delicious, unusual teas since 2001. Bordered by China and India, orthodox tea production in the mountainous country is relatively new; this innovative farm draws from the complete spectrum of traditional tea making, utilizing cultivars from nearby Darjeeling and processing techniques from Taiwan and Japan.
This exquisite lot of its white tea is comprised of large spring buds and top leaf sets, harvested by hand in April. A simple air-drying process allows only minimal oxidation, preserving the fresh, soft nature of the leaves alongside a floral and grassy aroma. Light spice notes of white pepper and citrus round out the cup, which is especially refreshing to sip in warmer weather.
To highlight white tea's natural sweetness, infuse with water below boiling (180°-185°F).
Tasting Notes: citrus, white pepper, round
Harvest Season: Spring 2022
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