Khumbu White and Green Tea Hybrid

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Khumbu White and Green Tea Hybrid

17.00

$0.85 Per Cup

50 Grams (1.76 Ounces) / 20 First Steeps

Origin: Jasbire in Ilam, Nepal

Farm Name: Hariyali Cooperative

Farmer: Purna Mukhiya

Cultivation Method: All Natural

This unique tea is not quite a white tea and not quite a green tea, it's a hybrid white / green tea.  The leaves resemble that of a white tea in that great care was taken in plucking the leaves and they are all young leaves / buds.  However, the processing of the leaves is more along the lines of a green tea.  The dry tea leaves have a light floral smell with a hint of vanilla.  The brewed tea has a light green color and a very light seaweed smell with light coconut undertones.  The liquor has a smooth and buttery, light vegetable taste to it.  If you like white or green teas then this is a must try tea for you!

The Hariyali Cooperative is located in the mountains of Ilam, Nepal and it is Nepal’s first independent tea cooperative and Purna Mukhiya is at the helm of it.  This farm sits at an elevation of 5,900 feet (1,800 meters).  They are dedicated to all-natural cultivation methods and they are in the process of making Nepal a known tea producing country.  In the past the majority of the tea produced in Nepal would be sold to farmers in India, primarily in Darjeeling and the tea would be sold as Darjeeling tea.  This cooperative is one of the first attempts to change that.  They are constantly tweaking both their farming and processing methods in order to produce the best tea that they can.

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Steeping and Storage

Use 2.5 grams (1.5 teaspoons) of loose leaf tea per 6 ounces of water.  Steep with water ranging from 165 to 185 degrees for 1 to 3 minutes.  Can be re-steeped up to 5 times.  If making iced tea, double the amount of tea leaves used and keep the time the same; sweeten while steeping and when done steeping pour over ice.

Keep in mind that these steeping instructions are merely a suggested starting point.  Everyone has different tastes and preferences and you can adjust the amount of tea used and the steep time accordingly.  If you would like your tea to have a stronger taste, add more tea leaves.  Conversely, if it is too strong, use less tea leaves.  It is quite fun to play with the temperature of the water and the steep times to bring out different tastes and textures in the tea!

Loose leaf tea should be stored in a cool, dark, and dry environment away from strong odors that the tea will most certainly absorb (do not store in the refrigerator or spice cabinet).  It is best to store it in an air tight container as this will reduce the amount of oxygen that interacts with the tea and thus preserving its life.  

Loose leaf tea should be stored in a cool, dark, and dry environment away from strong odors that the tea will most certainly absorb (do not store in the refrigerator or spice cabinet).  It is best to store it in an air tight container as this will reduce the amount of oxygen that interacts with the tea and thus preserving its life.