Origin: Chabissay, Nepal
Harvest: Summer 2018
Size: 30 grams
Tastes Like: Cocoa, malt, caramel
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. It’s comprised mostly of buds, which are 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.
Teapot/Infuser: Steep 6 grams in 8 ounces of 212F water for 2 minutes. Can re-steep 2-3 times.
Gong Fu: Steep 6 grams in a 6 ounce gaiwan with 212F water. Rinse leaves once quickly, then start with a 20 second steep, increasing the brew time by 10 seconds each round.