Tasting Notes. Kiran, Founder
Darjeeling, up in the hills of the Himalayas, is often shrouded in mist, and I think that contributes to the almost mysterious swirl of flavors you can expect from my Green tea. One sip is grassy and fresh, another delivers melon and peaches.
a true voyage of discovery in a cup.
For this Green tea we hand pick only two tender leaves and a bud, which we then lightly steam and dry. So, gentle on the leaf, gentle on the environment, and because it's so high in antioxidants, gentle on you too.
Rajah, my friend who owns the Makaibari Estate where this tea comes from, lives by this simple mantra:
"the better the soil, the better the taste".
And in this spirit he created the world's first organic biodynamic tea garden, where the tea pickers, wildlife and tea bushes all live in harmony with each other in an environment free of chemical pesticides.
As I always pay a premium for my tea, the tea pickers can use that extra income to invest in things they need, like child care, tree planting and school computers.
Hampstead is a quaint hillside village just a few miles from the bustling center of London. Known for its intellectual, liberal, artistic, musical and literary associations and for the famous Hampstead Heath-a large hilly expanse of parkland. Generations of creative ideas have flourished among lovely tea shops that serve various teas all day long and of course observe the English tradition of afternoon high tea and cakes! It is here that Kiran founded The Hampstead Tea Company to bring to market teas of the highest quality and share her belief that the most enriching moments can be those spent sipping delicious, soul nurturing tea with good friends!
Demeter Organic Biodynamic certification ensures that all our teas are grown using sustainable organic farming methods. These methods reflect a commitment to biodiversity, soil husbandry, livestock integration and the prohibition of genetically engineered organisms.
To get the best from my Assam tea, brew one sachet per person in freshly boiled water for up to 3 minutes. Add milk or cream and sugar to taste.
† Fair Trade Certified by Fair Trade USA