We are delighted to bring a few select Nepalese teas directly from Milan Kumari’s tea factory into our online tea catalogue.
Our Milan Kumari White Forest tea produces a smooth and velvety infusion. This is a beautiful white tea with a brilliant straw liquor and semi-sweet notes reminiscent of a crisp apple and honey.
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: Semi-sweet | Apple | Honey
Processing highlights: This tea consists of young leaves and buds. After the selective plucking, the leaves are withered and dried in the sun. The tea plants are irrigated from the unpolluted runoff of the pure snow of the Himalayas.
Harvest: October 2019
Plucking standard: downy 2-3 leaves and a bud
Tea Master: Milan Kumari sourced by Jeni Dodd Tea