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"Nepali Green Leaf" Organic Green Tea

"Nepali Green Leaf" Organic Green Tea

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The Nepali tea that we feature is farmed, produced and distributed in the heart of Nepal's tea production capital, Ilam, a mile-high city in southeast Nepal, close to the border of India.  Pristine weather, a high altitude and pollution-free environment make Nepal an ideal place to grow and produce tea.

Nepali Green Leaf Organic Tea is grown in these ideal conditions and the purity is apparent in the clean taste of the tea liquor.

Tea Specifics

Organic Green Tea Leaves

Cultivar: Camellia sinesis (used for Orthodox Tea like this)

Region: Ilam, Nepal

Green tea contains about 30-50mg of caffeine per 8oz cup. Higher temperatures and longer steeping times both increase the amount of caffeine released into the liquor.

Tasting Notes

Apricot notes, light honeydew

Brewing Recommendations

Serving Size: 3-5g per 100ml of purified water.

Ideal Brewing Vessel: Porcelain tea pot or gaiwan; or high-fired, low profile thin clay teapot.

Steeping: Boil water to 175F/79C and then wait for the water to stop bubbling before pouring the water down the inside of the brewing vessel, not directly on the leaves. Brew for 60 seconds, then replace the lid and pour the liquor into a gong dao bei (fairness pitcher) before apportioning into tea cups.  Brew a second time for only 30 seconds because the leaves are now fully open. Brew a third time for 2+ minutes at a lower water temperature (~160F/71C).

Cold Brew: 5g (3 generous pinches) per 450ml of cold water. Refrigerate overnight.

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