SOUTH ASIA EXPLORER SET

£20.00

Taste some of the incredible diversity of South Asian tea with this set which includes:

  • 1 pouch of Nepal White Yeti – white tea – 25g (10 cups)
  • 1 pouch of New Day Assam – black tea – 40g (16 cups)
  • 1 pouch of Nilgiri Dewdrop Green – green tea – 40g (16 cups)

Our exploration starts in eastern Nepal in the shadow of the Himalayas. It’s here in the Illam region, just a few hours from Darjeeling, that entrepreneurial tea farmers and factory owners have been developing exceptional styles of tea.  

White tea especially has become quite a signature of Nepali tea innovation.  Our White Yeti, made by the Kanchanjangha Tea Estate produces a smooth distinctive cup with notes of vanilla, spring blossoms and fresh creamy butter.

Next, we travel to the northeast to Assam. The tea plant has been growing wild in the jungles here for centuries. Today tea in Assam is mostly grown along the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra River.

We source our classic New Day Assam from the Kanoka Tea Estate, a small family-run farm in the middle of Assam. Kanoka has broken away from the large plantation model of tea production that dominates the region and are producing and processing their handcrafted tea leaves without using pesticides or artificial fertilisers on small plots of land. It’s rich and malty, just what you’d expect from an Assam.

Finally, we journey down south to the misty hills of the Nilgiri Mountains where the Tea Studio, an innovative micro-factory near the hill station of Coonoor, creates small batches of finely crafted teas using leaves produced by local farmers without use of chemicals. Dewdrop Green is a soothing rich everyday green tea with a subtle nutty sweetness.