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.
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