A quality tea, from the ‘Roof of the World’, Two brothers and a childhood friend got together and in 2001 established the Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden, a small and exclusive establishment spread over 75 hectares in three divisions over hills around the small town of Hile in Dhankuta district of the eastern Himalayan region of Nepal.
The Jun Chiyabari Garden directly employs over 200 people, mostly women, in an impoverished rural hill district of Nepal. The Garden is very keen to promote education for the workforce.
This is a pretty looking, delicate Souchong leaf from the second plucking period. These slightly open light to dark coloured leaves with a few silver tips, produce a very full bodied, slightly nutty tasting, amber coloured cup. The leaves come from Special Clonal Orthodox Camellia sinensis Assamica plants carefully nurtured on well drained acidic loamy soil.
I brewed this tea at 90oC for under three minutes and it produced a lovely cup very similar to a second flush Darjeeling but with a more ‘earthy’ flavour. I didn’t take it with milk but Helen felt it needed it, obviously personal taste.
You will receive 60 grams of tea for £5.00 this will allow you to make between 30 and 60 cups of tea. Two grams per cup, this can be re-infused a couple of times. This works out at between sixteen pence and eight pence per cup. We also sell larger quantities of this tea at a more economical rate, the price per cup will therefore be lower.