Kathmandu Cosmos

  • $ 14.00
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Kathmandu Cosmos
Kathmandu Cosmos
Kathmandu Cosmos
Kathmandu Cosmos
Kathmandu Cosmos

Organic Black Tea

Kathmandu Cosmos

Chia | Sunset | Citrus

  • $ 14.00
Weight:

50 grams approx. 25 cups

Quantity:
Kathmandu Cosmos is a medium-bodied Ayurvedic Chai. This organic chai tea is delicately balanced with aromatic spices, such as ginger and cardamom, and has pronounced sweet citrus flavor notes.
Ingredients

Organic golden tips black tea (Kumari Gold), regular SFTGFOP black tea, ginger, black cardamom, lemongrass, cinnamon leaves and orange peel

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 base tea used in this Nepal chai tea blend is Kumari Gold and Kanchanjangha Noir, please refer to their production for the actual black tea manufacturing process. All of the other ingredients are also produced in Nepal and in our own farm by our local farmers.

Origin

The inspiration for this organic chai tea blend came from not being satisfied by the traditional commercially available masala chai tea. One problem with loose leaf chai tea in general is that most of them are mixed with a lot of aromatic herbs and spices that really overpower the real flavors of tea. Furthermore, the base tea used in chai tea is generally never the high quality ones. We ventured to change that. We used our two best high quality teas and created an organic chai tea that is unlike any other. Kathmandu Cosmos really shows our culinary creativity as we’ve successfully blended tea with highly citric ingredients in such a way that does not overpower the tea flavors, but brings out a very well balanced chai-like smooth brew.

Who is Kathmandu Cosmos for?

This organic chai tea is for anyone who loves or hates masala chai. It does have the chai characteristics, however, the floral and citrus flavors make it unlike any chai that is out there. Lovers of Teavana chai blends such as Maharaja Chai would really appreciate this blend.

Awards and Recognition

2020 AVPA award in Paris in the flavored tea category

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

210º F

product sleep

5 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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Ayurvedic herbal storm

Ayurvedic herbal storm

A slow yet flavorful rise, Kathmandu Cosmos is packed with herbs and spices. It is a light show you can taste without the noise and the crowd.

Balance of floral and spice

Balance of floral and spice

Taste the fireworks of a myriad of spices like ginger, black cardamom, lemongrass, cinnamon leaves as well as orange peels without getting overwhelmed. Everything is a sweet lull that freshens up the palate for your dreams.

Conversation with self and spices

Conversation with self and spices

Low caffeine content makes this brew a perfect companion for a before sleep introspection.

Just right

Just right

The flavor of Kathmandu Cosmos is love at the first taste. Try steeping approximately 2 grams of loose leaf tea (or teabag) per 8.5 fl. oz. of water at 210º F, for 5 minutes

Flavor for the win

Flavor for the win

2020 AVPA award in Paris in the flavored tea category

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 Kathmandu Cosmos

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
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Bibek Thapa
Best tea in B town

Kathmandu Cosmos is my all time favorite. If you’re looking to buy something that will keep your soul warm this winter, make sure it’s Kathmandu Cosmos.

Y
Yaqi Chu

Kathmandu Cosmos

C
Constant Shopper
Disappointed

Purchased at the Coffee & Tea Expo in NYC in Feb 2022. Based on description, was expecting a version of chai tea. Opened the package and was so surprised by the contents I doubled checked on Amazon just to be sure. I got a very heavy concentration of long lemongrass & leaves and little actual tea by percentage - could not identify a clove in the entire packet! It did not smell or taste like what I had at the show either. Very disappointed. Will not waste my money again.

We sincerely apologize for that our tea blend did not meet your expectations. From what I hear, you must have tried the Nepali Breakfast instead at the Expo and were sold the Kathmandu Cosmos instead. It must have been a confusing since we have two different Chais in our tea portfolio. We served more than 2,000 guests that day and must have been a sincerely mistake on our end. We will happily refund your full amount. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused.

P.S. regarding the cloves, no there is no cloves in our newer blends. We had previously used it when we started it but changed the recipe to not make it too overpowering.

M
Mimi
Wonderful!

At first I was disappointed when I realized that this tea has no caffein in it. However, after smelling it and taking the first warming sip, I quickly changed my mind. Such a unique and flavourful brew. I’ll be thoroughly be enjoying this blend for the coming months.

V
Victor Leung
Good and Healthy Spice Loose Tea

I love this tea so much that I bought one for my son since he loves drinking Chai.

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
93%
(13)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
7%
(1)
B
Bibek Thapa
Best tea in B town

Kathmandu Cosmos is my all time favorite. If you’re looking to buy something that will keep your soul warm this winter, make sure it’s Kathmandu Cosmos.

Y
Yaqi Chu

Kathmandu Cosmos

C
Constant Shopper
Disappointed

Purchased at the Coffee & Tea Expo in NYC in Feb 2022. Based on description, was expecting a version of chai tea. Opened the package and was so surprised by the contents I doubled checked on Amazon just to be sure. I got a very heavy concentration of long lemongrass & leaves and little actual tea by percentage - could not identify a clove in the entire packet! It did not smell or taste like what I had at the show either. Very disappointed. Will not waste my money again.

We sincerely apologize for that our tea blend did not meet your expectations. From what I hear, you must have tried the Nepali Breakfast instead at the Expo and were sold the Kathmandu Cosmos instead. It must have been a confusing since we have two different Chais in our tea portfolio. We served more than 2,000 guests that day and must have been a sincerely mistake on our end. We will happily refund your full amount. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused.

P.S. regarding the cloves, no there is no cloves in our newer blends. We had previously used it when we started it but changed the recipe to not make it too overpowering.

M
Mimi
Wonderful!

At first I was disappointed when I realized that this tea has no caffein in it. However, after smelling it and taking the first warming sip, I quickly changed my mind. Such a unique and flavourful brew. I’ll be thoroughly be enjoying this blend for the coming months.

V
Victor Leung
Good and Healthy Spice Loose Tea

I love this tea so much that I bought one for my son since he loves drinking Chai.