An earthy, smooth oolong with hints of sweetness which are more pronounced when enjoyed as an Iced Tea. The reddish gold color of this full-bodied, somewhat roasty, oolong has subtle notes of malt and caramel in the finish. One leaf and a bud, plus a mature leaf, are hand-picked for this exceptional Darjeeling-style oolong, which is slowly oxidized in cold mountain air and then double fired.
When teas from the Ilam region of Nepal are studied, they routinely show high levels of both antioxidants and L-Theanines. This also suggests the high concentration of health benefits found in these teas is likely a result of altitude and the fact that the plants are often younger tea plants than those found in other tea growing areas of the world. In addition, they are harvested during a short growing season, and the longer dormancy may produce higher levels of antioxidants. Since Nepal is so isolated, a challenge to obtain Nepalese tea is getting them out of the country.
Ingredients, Organic: Oolong tea
High in antioxidants
Low in caffeine
Altitude: 6000 - 7000 feet above sea level
From Nepal (Ilam)