New lot just arrived!
White tea from the Jun Chiyabari Estate in eastern Nepal, is a rare treat, as only a limited amount is available each spring and small artisan tea shops like beTeas have to compete with the big guys to get it. We’ve been lucky enough to snag a couple of kilos of this exceptional leaf, so don’t miss out!
This artisan white tea is exclusively made from first pick leaves following the dormant season. Oxidation is neither promoted, nor inhibited as the leaves are encouraged to simply dry with minimal processing, leaving a beautiful bulky leaves and buds that are succulent and fresh. Its liqueur, light and herbaceous, is vivified by tangy thirst-quenching notes with every so gentle fruity and floral accents. The mouthfeel is soft and silky, and despite being a very light infusion, the sweet and mineral flavours provide some body and a depth that will surprise and delight you!
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!