2022 HIMALAYAN (KOSHI) "SEMI-WHITE" TIPS
Reminiscent of a first flush darjeeling, this white tea tastes of sugar cane, raw broccoli stems and bamboo.
'Semi-White'??? This tea is produced only with buds and young spring leaves; unlike traditional white teas, the leaves are rolled gently before sun-drying. It is by no means a traditional white tea; it is, however, delicious.
Cultivars: T1, AV2 and P312
Grower: Vaidya Family
Harvest: March 27, 2022
Gardens: Guranse, Nigale, Dharamsala (Koshi Region, eastern Nepal)
GPS: 27.0°N, 87.1°E
About the Grower:
The Vaidya family has a fairly short tea history; Dr. Vijay Gajananda Vaidya, a first-generation tea grower, turned a lifelong dream into four tea gardens: Guranse, Nigale, and Dharamsala (in the Koshi Region), and Mai (in Ilam). Among the many things to love about this project:
- Land planted with a dozen different cultivars in gardens ranging in altitude from 1000m to 2200m; this gives the family access to a wide variety of flavours.
- No fear to experiment. The team constantly tinkers with recipes.
- Training, employment, and oftentimes lodging are provided to many locals who were previously having trouble finding work.
WATER 75º C | 240ml TEA 3g TIME 175" (first steep) | 3-4 steeps
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