Named for the region from which it comes and known as the "champagne of teas", this black tea gem is grown in the foothills of the snow-covered Himalayas. Harvested in June, this second flush produces a full-bodied muscatel flavor in the cup. Beautiful floral fragrance, with hints of stone fruit sweetness, this tea gives a long finish with pleasant astringency. Cheers!
organic black tea
Organically grown ingredients are sourced from all around the world.
We use only natural flavors, never any artificial flavors or added sugars.
Our Tea Artisans carefully handcraft these organically grown ingredients into small batch blends, then pack them fresh for you to brew a great cup of tea.
Organically grown ingredients can change in flavor and appearance season to season, and you can expect some variation in tea flavors from batch to batch.
You can use a kettle that can brew at specified temperatures.
Or add a bit of cool filtered water to your boiling water before you add it to your tea.
205F+ = boiling water is fine
195F = 4 parts boiling water, 1 part cool water
185F = 3 parts boiling water, 1 part cool water
To make tea stronger add more tea leaves and steep for recommended time.
To make tea less strong, use less leaves and steep for recommended time.
Do not steep your tea for longer, this will only make it bitter.
If your tea is bitter, it is likely due to steeping your leaves in water that is too hot, or steeping the leaves for too long.
However, some astringency is part of the tea experience. Astringency is the dry mouth feel that you get with drinking some teas.
Brew tea as recommended (same tea, time, and temperature), however use half the hot water recommended. This makes a tea concentrate.
Pour tea concentrate over a large amount of ice to diffuse the concentrate and cool the tea.
Keep recommended tea-to-water ratio (4 g of tea leaves to every 8 oz of water).
Steep leaves in cool filtered water, place in fridge.
Convert recommended minutes into hours and steep for that time. (ex. 5 min => 5 hours).
Good for 24 hours.
For teas with 5 hour steep times, overnight brewing should be fine.
For Sencha, we recommend a brisk 15 min steep time.
A 12 oz latte is half tea concentrate and half plant-based milk.
For tea concentrate, steep 12 grams of tea leaves (about 3 tbsp) in 6 oz of water – follow recommended brew temp. and time.
Then, add 6 oz warmed and frothed plant-based milk to your tea concentrate.