Our organic Kumaon white tea is made using the stretching bud and first two leaves of the tea plant. Harvested just as the plant awakens from winter dormancy, it is minimally processed in order to preserve its natural freshness. As with all white teas, it has a wonderful sweetness. The unique twist of this tea is its green taste that resembles honeydew melon, which can be attributed to the unique Kumaon soils.
The Kumaon region was first planted with tea in the 1850s but was too far from any port to get the tea out of the mountains. The tea experiments were abandoned, and for the last 170 years, the tea has thrived in the wild. Beginning in the 1990s, the government initiated a program to revive tea growth to help create rural livelihood opportunities.
Aroma and Flavor Grassy and sweet aroma with a subtle fruity flavor.
Brew Instructions Fill 1 teaspoon of tea in a cloth tea bag or mesh basket and place in your favorite mug. Pour 8 ounces of boiling water over the tea and allow to steep for 3-5 minutes. Experiment with steep time and quantity of tea and find your ideal cup!