DetailsJUN CHIYABARI - TGFOP
(Estate Black Tea)
Country of Origin: Nepal
Region: Hile Hills Dhankuta district
Grade: TGFOP (Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe)
Manufacture Type: Orthodox
Cup Characteristics: Comparable with top Darjeelings. Ethereal notes of muscatel speak of the mountain air in which it was grown.
Infusion: Very bright and golden coppery
Ingredients: Luxury black tea.
The exceptionally clean air, rich mountain soil and pure beaming sunlight produce bushes that flush 4 times per year yielding full leaves densely packed with incredible flavor.
Raw leaf in the country is grown by a mix of small holders and larger plantations which has resulted in a good variety of sustainable employment opportunities for the Nepalese. (Interestingly, nearly 60% of tea workers employed in the Nepal are female.)
So how do the teas taste? Most professional tea tasters liken the better Nepalese teas to the top Darjeelings. This Nepal Junchi is an excellent example. The cup opens wide with the pointed muscatel bite of a Darjeeling, offset by soft round notes of wheat and moss grounded by good mouth filling astringency. A heavenly delight from the Rooftop of the World.