Located 6000 feet above sea level, in the misty hills of Pashupatinagar, Ilam, is this family owned EU Organic and ISO certified garden. The teas grown here are of some of the most interesting and spectacular teas that will tempt your taste buds into new levels of enjoyment. This garden is the first one in Nepal to use the technology, machinery and expertise available from Japan. The Aarubotay tea bushes are a combination of Japanese, Chinese and clonal varieties that produce the best of Nepalese teas. Try some today and, from the first smell of the dry leaf to the taste of the brewed tea, you will be convinced that this family has achieved success!
A wonderful afternoon "cuppa"! This tea is slightly tippy with medium, twisted brown/black leaves that brew into a greenish/brown leaf with a slightly vegetal aroma and a light amber colored cup. The tea's taste is reminiscent of a 1st flush Darjeeling. We find the brewed cup has good body and a slightly sweet taste.
Brew: 3 minutes @ 195ºF
Try pairing Nepal teas with soft cheeses, curries, fresh fruit, fish, mushrooms, custards, chocolate and desserts with cinnamon or nutmeg.
||A tea from Nepal that I prefer more than Darjeelings
|Although this is listed as a Black tea from Nepal, it reminds me of some of the best Darjeeling teas, but with more body. It is very brisk, with a good level of tannins and has a lovely aroma like muscatel. It also has a strong caffeine component--I find a cuppa is very lively and wakes me up like no other tea does.|
|- Jim P., CO|