Himalayan Orange ~ Jun Chiyabari Garden
Himalayan Orange // 2021
From Jun Chiyabari Garden, within the foothills surrounding Hile, Dhankuta District, Eastern Himalayan region of Nepal.
Zero Waste Refill (in store collection only at present)
This tea is organically grown!
Exquisite leaves that have a finer twist and shorter form, plenty of silvery tips and a variety of auburn hues with a delicate aroma. The damp leaves opening to give a wealth of delicate tropical fruit aromas namely papaya. The tea soup is a peachy, reddish orange infusion, with deep fruity aromas. A solid body and smooth mouthfeel, bright notes of orange and fruits alongside roasted, woody flavours with a pleasant touch of astringency. Giving a lasting rounded full flavour.
High quality, Spring’21 harvest, individually plucking the finest leaves from a mix of cultivars, undergoing an oxidised limited production following Jun Chiyabari special techniques resulting in a tea with unique style.
Jun Chiyabari Garden ~ The Moonlit Tea Garden was established by brothers, Bachan and Lochan Gyawali in 2000 with land acquired the following August for the planting and cultivation of tea bushes growing at between 1650-2200 metres elevation (Average 1850m) with a strong commitment to organic, biodynamic and ecological friendly practices, and respect for the plants, the environment and its people. Their practice and philosophy moving further towards ‘natural farming’ guided by the approach of Masanobu Fukuoka. With a production season from March to December, informed by Chinese production techniques using a mix of local, imperial and Darjeeling cultivars, (the latter being replaced for Chinese, Taiwanese or Japanese cultivars) producing pure high mountain teas at their factory. The garden spans 96 hectares in 6 divisions across several hills benefitting from unique microclimates and environment including mountain brooks and streams running through with wild trees, pine forest, bamboo and wildlife.
Brew Guide Per Cup:
Tea 1 teaspoon (3-4g)
Water 80*c / 300ml
Brew time 1-2 minutes
Re-infuse leaves 2 - 3 times to personal taste.
Brew Guide ~ Gong Fu Style:
Tea 3 teaspoons (8g of tea)
Water/Temp 100ml / 80*c
Brew time 1st a quick hot rinse of leaves, pour away, 15-30 seconds for infusions thereafter
Re-infuse leaves to personal taste, like 4 - 6 times.