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Himalayan Shangri-la from Teabox

If I had to choose between dark oolong or green oolong, for me it would be green every time. I find them characterful and unique, with more variation in flavour than I’ve typically found (at least so far…) among their roasted counterparts. And that’s coming from a habitual black tea drinker. Himalayan Shangri-la is a Nepalese Oolong from 2015. It’s a first flush, or spring, oolong comprising highly graded leaves taken from a single estate. The leaf here is pretty impressive – they’re long and twisty, with a high predominance of downy buds, and vary from a dark khaki to 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

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Everest Earl Grey from Nepali Tea Traders

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black This tea is available from Amoda Tea. Tea Description: This is perfect Spring afternoon Earl Grey. The black tea is light and works to create an elegant blend. With the added sweet orange peel, fragrant bergamot and a touch of Bourbon vanilla bean from Madagascar, this is delicious with or without milk or sugar. Learn more about subscribing to Amoda Tea here. 25% of profits from our Nepal teas will be donated to the ‘Nepali Tea’ Restoration Fund for earthquake relief.  Learn more here. Taster’s Review: Yay!  Earl Grey!  I was so happy to find Read More

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Jestha Jasmine Green Tea from Nepali Tea Traders

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green This tea is available from Amoda Tea. Tea Description: Jestha Jasmine begins with Nepal’s premium Pokhara green, a light, clean and crisp tea with beautiful full leaves. To this is added fragrant jasmine blossoms and orange peel to create a very serene cup of tea. Jestha Jasmine tea is perfect for warm weather and makes a really nice iced tea!  Learn more about subscribing to Amoda Tea here. 25% of profits from our Nepal teas will be donated to the ‘Nepali Tea’ Restoration Fund for earthquake relief.  Learn more here. Taster’s Review: I was intrigued by this Jestha Jasmine Green Tea from Read More

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Himalayan Golden Black Tea from Nepali Tea Traders

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black This tea is available from Amoda Tea. Tea Description: This award-winning tea is incredible and unique! Its distinct flavour begins with the soil this tea bush is grown in. In Sandakphu, the soil is golden red and absorbs up the monsoon rains. A mild and silky smooth black tea with flavours of stone fruits and honey.There’s an interesting balance here that is reminiscent of both a Chinese Yunnan and a fine Indian Darjeeling. A Must Try! Learn more about subscribing to Amoda Tea here. 25% of profits from our Nepal teas will be donated to the ‘Nepali Read More