|Located in South Asia, and bordered by China and India, Nepal is home to some of the largest mountains in the world, including Mount Everest which is the highest point anywhere on Earth. Nepal is comprised of 75 districts, one of which is the district of Ilam. Ilam is located in the Mechi Zone in the easternmost part of Nepal. It borders the Darjeeling region of West Bengal, India, and enjoys the same soil and climatic conditions as Darjeeling. Approximately 12 miles from the Ilam bazaar lies the Sakhira Garden. Named for its location (SAKhejung HIll Range) this garden was founded in 2000 by a group of small farmers. The production facilities reside at 4000 ft above sea level and the plantations that provide tea to the factory are at 6000 ft. |
Since their inception, the farmers have had one goal in mind - to produce the best quality black orthodox tea. Their vision for the future, though, is to also produce green teas and specialty teas, while being recognized as the best growers in the world.
The medium brown-black tippy leaves brew to a light amber cup. This exceptional tea has a taste that's well rounded and light with creamy, malty undertones.
Brew tea at 212º - steep for 3 minutes.
Try pairing Nepal teas with soft cheeses, curries, fresh fruit, fish, mushrooms, custards, chocolate and desserts with cinnamon or nutmeg.
||Smooth Black Tea
|This tea is smooth and clean with the richness of a good black tea and no bitterness or astringency even if you forget to withdraw the tea on time. It is malty, something I really like in a tea. This is probably one of my favorites so far.|
|- Mark Roberts, KY|