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Kathmandu Cosmos from Nepal Tea LLC. . . .

Before I get to my tea tasting time with Kathmandu Cosmos from Nepal Tea LLC I thought I would give you a little geography lesson. Kathmandu is the capital city of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal which is the largest Himalayan state in Asia. It is the largest metropolis in Nepal, with a population of 1.4 million in the city proper, and 5 million in its urban agglomeration across the Kathmandu Valley, which includes the towns of Lalitpur, Kirtipur, Madhyapur Thimi and Bhaktapur. Kathmandu is also the largest metropolis in the Himalayan hill region. As for this tea…Kathmandu Cosmos Read More

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Silver Yeti from Nepal Tea LLC. . . . .

  Every once in a while I crave that light floral subtle buttery flavor that only a good solid white tea can deliver.  After drinking quite a few heavier teas today, a solid white tea was exactly what I was craving. Luckily, I had this tea waiting to check out. Nepal Tea LLC  will be launching a Kickstarter campaign in February of 2017 so I thought it would be a good idea to see what they offer to see if I wanted to back them.   Here is a bit about them: Nepal Tea was conceived in May 2016, when Read More

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Green Hill from Teabox

I am feeling a little bruised and battered by my schedule right now and I thought I would take a few minutes to unwind with a tea break. I really enjoy pairing a green tea with a sweet, in this case a white chocolate truffle, and I find that it only takes a very little of the sweet to satisfy me when I pair it with tea. The bonus is that tea is good for me and is rejuvenating. This is a Nepalese tea, and I believe it is the first tea from Nepal I have ever tasted. The aroma of the dry Read More

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Everest Sunrise from Conundrum Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: Conundrum Tea Tea Description: This double-roasted black tea has almost no astringency or dryness to it but it contains some very complex, full flavors.  It tastes of molasses, raisin, and sweet potato with more subtle hints of grape and caramelized sugar.  It has an incredibly sweet aftertaste for a black tea.  The orange color of the brewed tea reminds us of a fire and the leaves have a strong, sweet fragrance along with a root vegetable smell which is common for the high-altitude teas of Nepal. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Read More

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Nepal First Flush Silver Oolong from What-Cha

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy: What-Cha Tea Description: Sourced direct from Greenland Organic Farm, who are very much at the forefront of a burgeoning Nepali tea industry dedicated to producing high quality artisanal teas. Greenland Organic Farm are completely pesticide and chemical free farm dedicated to producing tea in an ethical and fair manner.  Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: When I placed my last What-Cha order, Alistair thoughtfully hand picked out this as an extra sample for me to try. It’s definitely a very interesting looking oolong, visually it reminds me of another very lightly oxidized Read More