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TEA BODY: FULL
CAFFEINE LEVEL: HIGH
Although this tea gives an impression of a stronger, bitter tea, it brews into a light and refreshing cup. High altitudes teas are prized for their complexity and freshness. Smooth, a bit vegetal and a bit smoky flavor with lighter floral top notes, dry finish and long sweet aftertaste. No bitterness, even if you over-brew it.
Slightly smoky top note with a deep floral and honey body.
Exquisite organic green tea from Nepal
Small twisted dark olive green leaves with white tips.
Use one or two teaspoons per cup of water. Steep for 2-3 minutes at 170°F with fresh spring water. Use a regular teapot or a tea infuser.
Drink hot or serve over ice. Try it neat and re-steep to enjoy flavor nuances. Perfect on a bright and sunny morning instead of coffee, iced in summer or hot and neat on a gloomy afternoon.
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Nepal is one of the smaller, but very significant tea producers. Although tea production in Nepal started over 160 years ago, Nepalese tea is still not widely available. Nepalese tea is used in blends, and the most produced type is black.
Guranse Estate green organic tea comes from Guranse Estate in Dhankuta, Eastern Nepal. This Himalayan tea is produced on high altitudes and has a very specific and rich flavor.
Guranse Estate Green is a pure, unblended orthodox hand-rolled organic whole leaf tea from Nepal. Because of the proximity to Indian Darjeeling, Nepalese teas have a similar flavor profile. However, although similar, they offer a whole different drinking experience.
Nepalese teas are grown on high altitudes, sometimes even higher than 6600 feet. Not only are these areas more difficult to access, but they provide ideal terroir for growing organic, pure and fresh tea. Guranse Estate Green is an orthodox tea, produced using traditional methods.
Guranse is a Nepali word for rhododendron, a national flower of Nepal. It’s also the name of the tea estate growing this exquisite green tea. Just like Guranse Estate tea, Nepalese rhododendrons also grow on high altitudes. Guranse Estate is a certified organic and award-winning estate located in Eastern Nepal, producing mostly black tea.
Green tea is the second most consumed type of real tea, and is often considered the healthiest type because of the high levels of catechins. The most important catechin in green tea is EGCG. Green tea is processed differently than black tea. Once harvested, tea leaves are usually withered, then steamed or pan fired. This step stops the oxidation process and preserves the color, flavor, and benefits. Next, leaves are rolled and dried. It can have a range of flavors – from very light and grassy to strong and smoky, toasty and nutty or floral.