Ilam Estate

Imperial Tea Garden

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  •  Ilam Estate black tea has a Darjeeling-like character with good muscatel flavor due to their close proximity.  This natural flavor becomes more pronounced during the 2nd flush and gives the tea more body as the season progresses.  These characteristics are unique due to the originating species (Chinese genus), the high altitude, soil conditions, weather conditions and the processing techniques used by master growers. Ilam Estate black tea is grown high in the mountains of Nepal, surrounded by snow covered peaks and the worlds tallest mountain.  These extraordinary conditions have produced a tea, high in antioxidants, with polyphenol content measured at 10.55%.  An exceptional black tea for the connoisseur and health conscious individual.

  • Origin:  Ilam Nepal

    Grade:  TGFOP1 ( Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe #1)

    Altitude: 3500 - 7000 feet above sea level

    Manufacture Type:  Orthodox (Traditional Leafy)

    Characteristics: This tea has lovely hints of muscatel and good strength, similar to an excellent Darjeeling.

  • Hot Tea Brewing Recommendations:
    AMOUNT TO USE: Put 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9 oz/200-260 ml of water in the teapot. Pour freshly boiled water over tea.

    BREWING RECOMMENDATIONS: Steep 3-7 minutes. Add milk and sugar to taste.

    Iced Tea Preparation Recommendations:
    AMOUNT TO USE: To make 1 L/1 QT, put 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose tea into a teapot. Pour 1¼ cups/315ml of boiling water over tea.

    BREWING RECOMMENDATIONS: Steep 5 minutes. Fill a serving pitcher 1/4 full with cold water. Pour tea into serving pitcher straining the tea. Add ice, top-up with cold water, garnish and sweeten to taste.

  • Caffeine Level ~ MEDIUM


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