Our Nepali Teas
Here at ArtfulTea, we carry three varieties of tea from Nepal: an oolong tea, a white tea, and a black tea. While all of these teas differ in the way they are processed, they are made from the same tea plant, and are three great examples of the Nepali dedication to premium tea.
Amber Autumn Oolong
An “Autumn Flush” tea from Nepal, this double roasted oolong is full-bodied, with subtle notes of apricot, malt and caramel in a deep amber-red brew. Like many oolongs, you can infuse our Amber Autumn Oolong several times over, and enjoy the subtle differences of flavor in each cup!
Himalayan Spring is a premium organic white tea grown in the mountains of Nepal. Himalayan Spring brews up a pale amber color, with notes of grass and stone fruit, and a smooth and buttery finish. White tea receives minimal processing when harvested and dried, helping to preserve many of the unique benefits of tea. Like many white teas, Himalayan Spring is very low in caffeine, very high in antioxidants, and has a delicate, soothing flavor profile that’s perfect for a mellow morning or an afternoon pick-me-up.
One of our most premium teas, Nepalese Gold is an organic black tea with an intense aroma and striking golden leaves. Grown in the Himalayan mountains of Nepal, this award-winning black tea is rich and mellow, with a slight malty sweetness and notes of honey and stone fruit. It brews into a reddish-golden color that provides a flavorful and well balanced cup.
Nepali Tea Health Benefits
Like all other types of tea made from the camellia sinensis plant, Nepali teas are packed full of health benefits. All three of these teas contain some caffeine, with Himalayan Spring containing a low amount, Amber Autumn Oolong containing a medium amount, and Nepalese Gold containing a medium-high amount. These teas contain a high amount of antioxidants, which help to reduce free radicals and promote cellular health within the body. They also contain l-theanine, a beneficial compound that helps to fight stress and anxiety and to induce calm and relaxation. Whatever Nepali tea you choose, you’re sure to reap the many health benefits of drinking good tea!
Tea and Nepal
While tea has traditionally been grown and cultivated in countries like India and China, the relatively small nation of Nepal is making a name for itself as a producer of premium teas. Beginning in the mid-19th century, the British Empire expanded to India and the British East India Company began full-scale commercial tea production in that part of the world. Despite tea cultivation arriving in Nepal at about the same time as in Darjeeling to the east, commercial tea production in this small Asian country did not take off until later in the 20th century. Nepali tea is currently grown in five primary regions in Nepal, with new areas being added to meet the demand for this much sought after export.
Stretching across Nepal, India, China, Bhutan, and Pakistan, the Himalayan mountain range is home to some of the most famous tea growing regions in the world, including Darjeeling province in India and Yunnan province in China, as well as the areas where our Nepali teas are grown and harvested. A rocky landscape of varying altitudes, these mountains are an ideal growing environment for tea, with the unique terroir and high elevation giving teas grown in these regions a distinctive rich, slightly floral character. Nepali teas are becoming more and more popular as people discover these unique and distinctive teas!