The Himalayan Imperial Black from Nepal is an extremely high-quality and intense black tea from the southeast of Nepal. Nepal is still a young tea cultivation area and for us it is the region of new beginnings: the Nepalese are motivated to create their very own tea culture and not just to produce a copy of the famous Darjeeling teas.
The Imperial Black is probably one of the most unusual black teas we have ever come across. When dry, the tea smells of cocoa beans and wild berries. But as soon as you pour the tea it really starts to taste like the tea leaves for this tea were picked fresh from the Chocolate Wonderland. The tea does not even have a hint of bitterness. A symphony for black tea lovers and all those who want to become one!
If you feel like chocolate next time, resist the temptation and watch our tasting video:
This tea comes from the Jun Chiyabari tea garden in southeast Nepal. Founded in 2000 (and therefore still very young tea garden), this tea garden produces top-quality teas in the immediate vicinity of the Indian border and the famous tea region of Darjeeling.
One of the great features of the Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden is its willingness to experiment, because a tea like the Imperial Black or our Hand Rolled Himalayan Tipsare quite unusual for the Himalayan region.