This 2017 first flush organic black tea, from the renowned Jun Chiyabari Estate in eastern Nepal, is a pure delight for anyone who deeply loves tea or those looking to expand their tea experience. beTeas has specially selected lot J19 from the 2017 spring harvest (March).
Himalayan Orange is most similar to a highly graded Darjeeling SFGFOP1 yet with even higher quality due to this estate’s curly-twisted hand-rolled leaves. First flush tea leaves retain a slight greenish characteristic despite being a classified black tea, and are a rare treat for artisan tea connoisseurs.
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!