KTE #1 (Reserve)

  • $ 61.00
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KTE #1 (Reserve)
KTE #1 (Reserve)
KTE #1 (Reserve)
KTE #1 (Reserve)
KTE #1 (Reserve)

Organic Black Tea

KTE #1 (Reserve)

Buttery Sweet | Stone Fruity | Liqueur

  • $ 61.00
Weight:

50 grams approx. 25 cups

Quantity:
KTE#1 is a complex beauty. With looks that could fool even connoisseurs, this tea can look like roasted green teas but the infusions bring out exquisite liqueur like flavors. Sweet butter dancing with stone fruity taste, you’ll find flavors like this nowhere else.
Ingredients

Black tea (camellia sinensis)

Producer

Kanchanjangha Tea Estate and Research Center Pvt. Ltd. (KTERC). KTERC is the first certified organic tea garden in Nepal that was established in 1984 by Mr. Deepak Prakash Baskota to rid his community of poverty. It remains a model social enterprise still today, that runs on cooperative infrastructure and is truly focused on the people and planet before profit.

Production Process

Our classic organic black tea is made from the same process and, believe it or not, same machines that we used about 30 years ago. The processing technique was taught to our current factory manager by our long time tea maker from Darjeeling. Hence, the make, character and feel is almost the exact same as Darjeeling Second Flush. However, what really separates Nepali origin black teas from Darjeeling black teas is the age of the tea bushes. Nepali trea bushes are quite young around 50 years old while Indian tea bushes are almost 200 years old. This creates a fresher, more floral undertone in all of our teas.

In terms of the actual production, all black teas go through mainly four different steps - withering, rolling, oxidation and drying. Generally, two leaves and a bud are plucked during the summer season from every bush in an interval of 7 days. During the summer, with the right amount of heat and rainfall, the tea bushes are at their peak maturity time and that is the busiest time in tea production. The carefully plucked leaves are withered in withering troughs for several hours, sometimes even overnight depending on the type of leaves and the season. With the majority of the water evaporated, the rubbery leaves are then placed on a rolling machine tobruise and break the cells of the tea leaves to let them react with the oxygen in the air. After almost half an hour of a rolling process, the teas are then set to oxidize for several hours depending on what characteristics of black tea is required. After optimal oxidation, the tea maker carefully dries the tea in a drying machine, capturing the peak aromas and flavors. The DMT (Dryer Mouth Tea) is then placed though several tea sorting machines that result in different grades of teas such as SFTGFOP1, TGBOP, GOF and so on. After machine sorting, the teas also go through a manual hand-sorting before being packed and sent to our customers.

Origin

Our tea garden is nestled in the foothills of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world, in the eastern part of Nepal. Located precisely near the western borders of Darjeeling, India and north of the Illam, the most famous tea growing region in Nepal, our small village enjoys the best of both worlds. Situated at an altitude of 1300-1800 meters (4,200 - 6000 feet), the area enjoys a pristine himalayan climatic conditions to produce highly unique and aromatic teas.

product certification

Certification

USDA Organic, CERES certified

product caffeine

Caffeine

Low caffeine content

product availability

Availability

Steep time

product sleep

2 gms

product sleep

8.5 fl. oz.

product sleep

180º F

product sleep

3-4 min

Tea Maker:

Nirananda Acharya

"Tea has given a direction to the farmers and producers alike. The tea they grow and make travels the world as well as brings the world to them."

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A classic brew experience

Memories of spring

From the very first harvest of 2021, the KTE #1 is the first flush of greenery the tea gardens saw.

Fruity and flora

Sweet like butter

KTE#1 is a complex beauty. With looks that could fool even connoisseurs, this tea can look like roasted green teas but the infusions bring out exquisite liqueur like flavors. Sweet butter dancing with stone fruity taste, you’ll find flavors like this nowhere else.

Rise with the sun

Exquisite fix for lazy slumps

Low caffeine content in this tea,makes this tea strictly all joy and no aftermath. Just drink it whenever you want to, whenever you need to.

An all rounder

Three minutes for magnificent taste

Brew 2 grams or 1 tablespoon of KTE #1 tea for 8 oz water in 180 degree Fahrenheit for 3-4 minutes.

About The Gardens

Kanchanjangha Tea Estate and Research Center Pvt. Ltd. (KTERC). KTERC is the first certified organic tea garden in Nepal. Established in 1984 by Mr. Deepak Prakash Baskota to rid his community of poverty the estate remains a model social enterprise. Kanchanjangha tea estate is nestled in the foothills of Mt. Kanchanjungha, the third highest mountain in the world, in the eastern part of Nepal. Situated at an altitude of 1300-1800 meters, the tea garden enjoys pristine Himalayan climatic conditions that produces highly unique and aromatic teas such as Kanchanjangha Noir.

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Customer Reviews

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W.K.
Buttery sweet, soft, lovely

My husband and I tried this tea this morning and found it light and delicious. We tasted caramel and chocolate and stone fruit. Just enough caffeine for a gentle kick to the day.

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Wendy King
delicious light floral tea

Delicious light floral tea! I love the low caffeine; it gives the perfect energized calm.

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Richard Kettle
Great Tea

Floral and light, this makes a great cup of tea!

Customer Reviews

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W.K.
Buttery sweet, soft, lovely

My husband and I tried this tea this morning and found it light and delicious. We tasted caramel and chocolate and stone fruit. Just enough caffeine for a gentle kick to the day.

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Wendy King
delicious light floral tea

Delicious light floral tea! I love the low caffeine; it gives the perfect energized calm.

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Richard Kettle
Great Tea

Floral and light, this makes a great cup of tea!