A delightfully complex Autumnal tea that is bright and clean. It has a sweet aroma reminiscent of chocolate, fruits and spices.
Autumnal teas are fast becoming a personal favourite harvest season for me. Produced in a short season between October and November these teas tend to be a darker leaf.
Milan Kumari operates the only women led tea estate and factory in Nepal and we couldn’t be prouder to be supporting this incredible tea maker in a predominantly male dominated industry. It is important to understand that in Nepal growers are not always part of the process to finish their harvested tea. Often this raw tea material is sold at auction to be sent to a producer or wholesaler to finish so this is also a significant part of the story.
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: Sakhejung village, Ilam, Nepal
Flavour profile: Rounded | Ripe Grapes | Berries
Harvest: November 2019
Plucking standard: bud and second & third leaf
Tea Master: Milan Kumari sourced by Jeni Dodd Tea
Ilam has a subtropical-temperate climate in the Eastern Development region of Nepal. Considered an ideal tea-growing environment for the production of craft teas.
Situated in Sakhejung village of Ilam district, in the eastern part of Nepal, it is one of the leading Organic Certified Specialty Tea producing factories of Nepal. The factory processes green tea leaves from approximately 84 Organic Certified small-hardworking tea farmers of Sakhejung, Beteni, Baghkhor and Sandakpur village of northern Ilam.
Milan Kumari Autumnal tea is wonderfully aromatic and rounded. It has a bright and clean finish with a semi-sweet flavour of ripe grapes and berries with a delicate chocolate finish.
Leaf appearance: A multi-coloured tea.
Aroma: A complex sweet aroma reminiscent of spice, fruit and chocolate.
Liquor colour: Brilliant orange-red colour with a lustrous golden rim