Flavourful teas from 'the roof of the world' - Highgrown teas from Nepal

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The perfect tea growing region

Among the towering mountains of Nepal connoisseurs can find some of the world's most flavourful teas. Here conditions for the cultivation of tea are perfect. Tea bushes are planted at an altitude of approximately 7,500 feet above sea level; at that altitude tea grows slower and has more time to develop the full complexity of its taste. The air quality is exceptional and the southerly slopes where many tea gardens are located guarantee long hours of sun.

Aromatic teas

Not as well known as Darjeeling but equal in quality and freshness, Nepalese tea is rightly beginning to make inroads to the Western market. Grown high in the foothills of the Himalayas, our Himalayan Travellers Tea bears an aromatic medium leaf with a round and spicy bouquet. Transport yourself to high mountain passes and clear, crisp air of the Himalayas without ever having to leave your sofa! 

Sikkim/Temi teas to rival the best of Darjeeling

Our Nepal Maloom tea offers a flowery and highly aromatic leaf tea with the appearance of the best Sikkim teas and the exquisite character of the finest Darjeeling teas. The small Maloom Estate, located on the ‘roof of the world’, produces outstanding teas which need not fear the comparison to even the most significant Darjeelings.

What does Darjeeling tea taste of?

For a traditional Sikkim - or ‘Temi’ tea - try our 1st Flush Temi Estate. First planted in 1969 Temi Estate is considered by many to be the pride of the Sikkim area and this tea is lively and complex with a very aromatic leaf and round, spicy bouquet.