beTeas is proud to offer organic Himalayan Tips from the renowned Jun Chiyabari Estate in eastern Nepal. These elegantly curled tips are harvested in autumn and carefully hand rolled, which is extremely labour intensive. This stunning leaf, with its blend of black and green tips, provides a smooth, mild and slightly fruity infusion with flowery notes that is reminiscent of teas from nearby Darjeeling.
Jun Chiyabari’s tea gardens are located at 6,000 to 6,500 feet in the ‘hills’ around Hile, a typical Himalaya hill-town not far from Sagarmatha (Mt Everest) to the north and Sikkim and Darjeeling to the east. The physical beauty of this estate is matched by the caring spirit of it’s operation, which is founded in meaningfully providing for the community as well as the estate workers. Jun Chiyabari’s core philosophy includes investment education, equalized pay for women and men, and promoting women to supervisory positions (women make up 80% of Jun Chiyabari’s workforce). One can feel good about consuming a tea where the same amount of love and care went into it’s people, as into the leaf that steeps in your cup!