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Nepalese Golden Needles

Black Tea from Nepal

This sensational black tea is beautifully shaped into long needles.

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This sensational black tea is beautifully shaped into long needles. Comprised almost entirely of buds. Our Golden Needles has aromas of cacao and a long sweet honey-like finish in the mouth.

If you love the Milan Kumari Golden Tips you will adore this tea!

Here we have another beautiful black tea from Nepal sourced by my good tea friend Jeni Dodd. The brilliance of black tea from around the world is largely underrepresented in this country which is why we lean into them here at The Steepery Tea Co. Despite carrying an extensive range of black teas from Nepal when I discover variations and flavour profiles I think you would enjoy I can't help myself. 

This tea has been sourced by our outstanding Nepalese supplier Jeni Dodd Tea who travels throughout the year to Nepal to meet and continue building these relationships. You can read more about Jeni in our Tealosophy.

Origin: Maipokahari, Ilam, Nepal

Flavour profile: Sweet | Cacao | Honey

Harvest: June 2019

Plucking standard: bud or bud & first leaf

Tea Master: Sourced by Jeni Dodd Tea

Maipokahari, Ilam.

Elevation: 2,100m

Our Nepalese Golden Needles are picture perfect. Rounded, silky and smooth. This black tea is naturally sweet. Delicious at anytime of the day with the cacao fragrance and long sweet honey finish. 

Leaf appearance: Uniform golden tipped buds covered with a coat of feathery down.

Aroma: An intense and sweet fragrance reminiscent of chocolate

Liquor colour: Brilliant orange-red colour with a lustrous golden rim

Brewing & Storage

Store in an airtight container away from light, heat and moisture. 

Brewing Method Amount Temperature Time Infusions
Western 5-6g / 250mL 100˚C 4 min 3-4
Cold Brew 8-10g / 500mL Refrigerate Overnight (approximately 8hrs) 1