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Milan Kumari Golden Tips

Black Tea from Nepal
$14.95

A smooth and comforting aromatic black tea made from beautiful golden buds.

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A smooth and comforting aromatic black tea made from beautiful golden buds. This tea produces a deliciously sweet liquor of chestnuts and honey that leaves a creamy finish on the palate.

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: Sweet | Chestnut | Honey

Harvest: November 2019

Plucking standard: bud or bud & first 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.

Elevation: 1,800m

Milan Kumari Golden Tips is wonderfully smooth and naturally sweet. It is perfectly balanced with roasted nuts, spice and honey that leaves a creamy finish on the palate.

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

Aroma: An intense and sweet fragrance reminiscent of roasted chestnut

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