The origins of our Organic Jun Chiyabari White Tea
The name Jun Chiyabari means "Moonlit Tea Garden" in Nepali, is an organic tea farm in Dhankuta district of east Nepal.
This family-owned tea garden was started by in the year 2000 by Lochan and Bachan Gyawali brothers who were passionate about high-mountain teas, particularly making authentically Nepal speciality teas. The teas from Jun Chiabari had definitely placed the Nepal teas up there with its close rival Darjeeling and most importantly this is not a replica of the Darjeeling first flush, but a tea with a true reflection of the terroir and seasonality of high mountain tea gardens of Nepal.
Picked during the early spring between April-May, these hand-rolled white tea made with unopened buds and a tender leaf offers an aroma that resemble fresh spring blossoms and the light golden hue infusion is delicate and light with floral and tropical fruit noted. This tea is distinctly a high-mountain Himalayan wonder.
The location is the perfect climate for growing this tea because it is mistier, with lesser sun, and thanks to the high altitude it remains cooler which allows the buds to grow steadily.