Surrounded on all sides by an ancient, alpine forest Nepal White is the fruition of the Himalayan Tea Producer Cooperative, wherein groups of small farmers own the respective factories and control production. Produced entirely organically—late sun, alpine aspect and excellent biodiversity make for superb growing conditions in Panchthar. Rocky soils encourage root systems to ramify and deepen into subsoil layers, creating a cup with structure and complexity. The government’s funding of orthodox producers at high elevations in nontraditional growing regions has bolstered Nepal’s burgeoning repute. Notes of muscat grape, burdock root, and white rose.
Region: Panchthar, Nepal
Variety: Takda 78, Takda 83, Ghumtee
Elevation: 2,000 meters above sea level
Harvest Date: April 2021
Production Leads: Aapsara Neupane, Bikram Younhang and Tashi Sonam Samhamphe.
Brewing Recommendation: 5g (1 tbsp) tea | 340 mL (12 oz) water | 185°F | 3:00