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Spices & Teas

Tea, Kumaon Black, Young Mountain Tea

T192-12

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Young Mountain Tea partners with small producers across India and Nepal to support community-led and cooperatively-organized tea production - focused on loose-leaf, Organic, single origin teas made in small batches.

Young Mountain helped create the Tinjure Cooperative, which is Nepal’s first cooperatively owned and operated factory. In the early 90s, villagers banded together and sold their harvest collectively to a nearby factory. In 2013 they raised the funds to establish their own processing facility to produce finished tea. Today the Tinjure Cooperative is comprised of 240 members who both grow and process the tea. This allows the farmers and workers to earn 40 times more than selling the same green leaf to privately run factories!

Kumaon Black is a rare Organic black tea from a new Himalayan tea region in north India. This fragrant tea carries a light body reminiscent of its Darjeeling counterparts, yet its unique vegetal finish sets it apart.

Kumaon was first planted with tea in the 1850s, but was too far from any port to get the tea out of the mountains. The tea experiments were abandoned, and for the last 170 years, the tea has thrived in the wild. Beginning in the 1990s, the government took up a program to revive tea growth as a way to create rural livelihood opportunities.

Infusion suggestions: 210 °F for 4 minutes

Origin

India

Storage Info

Store in a cool, dry place in an airtight container

Shelf Life

Best if used within 2 years of Julian Date

Ingredients

Organic Tea Leaves

Allergens

None



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