golden tips black tea

Origin: Chabissay, Nepal / Harvest: Summer 2019

Why We Love It: Made in a small village, in the famous Ilam region, by a farmer who goes by the nickname, Buddha, these Golden Tips are an extremely labor intensive tea to process. It’s comprised mostly of buds, which are the most nutrient packed part of the tea plant and the most difficult to hand-pick. It takes great care and precision to produce a tea of this kind and Buddha & his team are the most skilled craftsmen we’ve seen in the entire region.

We Taste: Cocoa, malt, and caramel

How We Brew It: Steep 4 grams in 8-16 ounces of just boiling (212F) water for 2 minutes. Can re-steep 2-3 times. We recommend using 6 grams in a gaiwan.