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OOLONG TEA: Himalayan Moon Drops, Nepal

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**2024 harvest arriving late July**


Himalayan Moon Drops
Organic oolong tea, Nepal

Flavour: floral, malty, creamy & sweet
Harvested in June 2023, Himalayan Moon Drops is a sensory feast. It is crafted using hand-harvested leaves from Japanese and Taiwanese tea plant cultivars that are grown at an elevation of 1850m. The steeped infusion is smooth and creamy with notes of flowers, sweet malt, raw sugar and sweetened whipped cream.

Jun Chiyabari, meaning ‘Moonlit tea garden’, is a family-run, high mountain tea estate led by brothers Bachan and Lochan Gyawali. The tea plants are set in small plots scattered between forests, bamboo groves, boulders and streams, at an altitude of 1650m to 2100m in Dhankuta, east Nepal. The terroir, the brothers’ commitment to organic production and careful processing creates rare, high-quality, light and aromatic full-leaf teas. Organic certification by IMO.

Preparation: Steep for 3 minutes at 75 - 95°. Three infusions. 

Sizes: Himalayan Moon Drops comes in four sizes: a 3-gram single serve (great if you just want to sample tea), then 20g, 50g and 100g pouches. Our leaves can all be steeped at least twice (often more), so while the 3g pouch is a single serve (150 mls - a standard tea cup size), it will give you two cups if you steep the leaves twice.