Ganesha Green

  • $ 14.00
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Ganesha Green
Ganesha Green
Ganesha Green
Ganesha Green
Ganesha Green

Organic Green Tea

Ganesha Green

Buttery Sweet | Ocean Spray | Kelp

  • $ 14.00
Weight:

50 grams approx. 25 cups

Quantity:
Ganesha Green is a medium-bodied premium organic loose leaf green tea with a smoky and nutty aroma, such as pine and grilled macadamia nuts. This tea has prominent marine flavors of kelp and seaweed.
Ingredients

Green 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

The production process of our Ganesha Green Tea is quite simple yet a work of art. The process begins by carefully plucking only the finer 2 leaves and a bud from each tea bush. The fresh harvest of green leaves is then brought to the processing factory as soon as possible to reduce the time the tea leaves can react with oxygen. The leaves are placed in withering troughs for a short time to prepare it for enzymer machine. The dry heat from enzymer sucks out moisture from the tea leaves and helps in reducing the oxidation process which would otherwise turn the green leaves to become brown and turning them into black teas. This process also helps in bringing out the smokey and nutty flavors in the organic loose leaf green tea while softening it in appearance.

 

The soft withered leaves then go through a short rolling process which really helps in shaping the tea while bringing out all the essential oils. While in general, green teas do not go through any oxidation process, we let the rolled teas sit and cool down for about 15-20 mins before sending it to the final drying process. Allowing it to sit for a short time really makes a difference to making those buttery and toasty flavors that define this organic green tea. The decades of experience the tea maker needs to figure out the peaks in the flavor and drying time is an art form.

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.

Who is Ganesha Green for?

Anyone who wants a light loose leaf green tea with very low caffeine. People who love high quality Japanese Grokuro (shaded green tea), matcha and Chinese Longjing aka Dragonwell tea, will most likely enjoy and appreciate this tea. However, the unique buttery sweet notes are able to turn anyone into a green tea lover.

Who is Ganesha Green dedicated to?

Ganesha (Ganesh) is an elephant headed god in Hinduism who is worshipped to bring wisdom, success and good luck. He is also supposed to be worshipped first in any hindu ceremony (he received that as a blessing from Lord Shiva, his father). Considering the name and the significance, we dedicate this tea to Rita Baskota, our very first and the youngest supervisor in our tea garden. She not only is very sweet and humble, just like our organic loose leaf green tea, but is a role model for younger women to get into the tea industry in supervisory and management level.

What are the pros saying about this tea?
  • Hanamichi Review
  • Life's a Cup of Tea Review
  • GONGFU BREWING
  • 175 degrees (20 Seconds + 10 Seconds Additional)
  • Candidate for Gongfu: Yes
  • Evolution of Flavor Profile: Stone fruit, butter, and seaweed to seaweed, pine, nuts, and charcoal
  • Body and Aromatics: Wonderful oily/eggy body with persistent down, especially the second steeping, smoky and grilled nut aromas.
  • Steeping Parameters: Good as stated. Could increase water temperature for a more tannic brew or flash steep (notes below).
  • Structure: Sophisticated smoky, green, and nut profile. Not frequently balanced; each aspect was highlighted in its own steeping. The first two steepings are primarily of seaweed and butter, yielding to smoky, grilled, nut tastes in later steepings.
  • Notes: This tea really enjoys a high gram to water ratio with flash steepings. If doing this tasting again I would see what other notes I could get from this brewing method.


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

160º F

product sleep

3 min

Tea Maker:

Nirananda Acharya

"When I hold tea in my hand, I hold nature itself. A cup– the way it’s made, the way it’s drunk, the way it’s appreciated, reveals to me their truth."

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Leaves of ripples

Leaves of ripples

A promise of good things to come, Ganesha Green is an ode to people we were and people we will become. A flavor that evolves and yet remains truthfully comforting.

An ocean of solace

An ocean of solace

It begins with an earthy grassy aroma. A few minutes and the flavors unfold into seaweeds of sweetness. Everything billows with a buttery bouquet.

A calm night

A calm night

Low caffeine content makes this a perfect late-night balcony brew. Let the smoky and nutty aroma converse with the night breeze.

Buttery evolution

Buttery evolution

Flavors of Ganesha Green evolve with every steep.. Try steeping approximately 2 grams of tea per 8.5 fl. oz. of water at 160º F, for 3 minutes

A converter

A converter

Always hated the infamous astringency of green teas? This brew with its comfortable flavors that combines the breakfast calm with the night ocean waves, you’ll leave the old hesitation behind for sure.

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.

More on Ganesha Green

Customer Reviews

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Robert Kellogg
Ganesha Green

Named after the Hindu god Ganesh, known as the Elephant God and the remover of obstacles, is the morning tea I turn to to get my day off on the right foot!

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Mackenzie Bailey
An Interesting And Worthwhile Brew

Ganesha Green has vegetal marine flavours; you can taste kelp and hints of ocean spray. The unique combination of seaweed and nuts makes this tea an interesting brew and worthwhile addition to one's tea shelf!

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Jenn
The BEST Green Tea Ever

As a tea drinker for about 15 years now, I've tried A LOT of green teas. This one is the best by far. I'll never buy another green tea!

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ALEXANDER GAYZLER
Good quality

Compared to other brands Nepal tea is the best quality so far and not only green tea, little bit pricey but you get what you pay for.

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Harmony Stempel

Ganesha Green

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
100%
(10)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
R
Robert Kellogg
Ganesha Green

Named after the Hindu god Ganesh, known as the Elephant God and the remover of obstacles, is the morning tea I turn to to get my day off on the right foot!

M
Mackenzie Bailey
An Interesting And Worthwhile Brew

Ganesha Green has vegetal marine flavours; you can taste kelp and hints of ocean spray. The unique combination of seaweed and nuts makes this tea an interesting brew and worthwhile addition to one's tea shelf!

J
Jenn
The BEST Green Tea Ever

As a tea drinker for about 15 years now, I've tried A LOT of green teas. This one is the best by far. I'll never buy another green tea!

A
ALEXANDER GAYZLER
Good quality

Compared to other brands Nepal tea is the best quality so far and not only green tea, little bit pricey but you get what you pay for.

H
Harmony Stempel

Ganesha Green