A first flush Nepal tea with an exquisite floral and peachy character, it remains easily one of our spring favorites from the Himalayas!
DRY LEAF: Soft bold leaves, abundantly tippy fragrant with fresh sweet notes of spring.
INFUSION: Olive and brown with an exquisitely floral nose.
CUP: The liquor has a light golden sparkle with a highly pleasing floral aroma together with rounded notes of peach and citrus. Lovely complexity in the mouth with a slight briskness, and a long sweet aftertaste.
1 heaping tbsp (4 gm) per 12 oz cup
3 mins, to re-steep, add another 2 mins
COLD BREW: Click here to learn about cold brewing.
Jun Chiyabari, established in 2001, is an organic tea garden in the eastern Himalayan region of Nepal. Located in the hills around the small town of Hile in Dhankuta district North 27o 01' East 087o 19' at an altitude of 1600-2000 meters / 5000-6000 feet above sea level. This is approximately 200 km east from Kathmandu; 55 km west of Ilam in Nepal and 65 km west of Darjeeling, India.
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We discovered this little gem through an on-line article that listed the 10 best tea houses in the World. We were thrilled to find out that one of the ten was in Rochester. The rated is well-deserved. We enjoyed everything about our experience. We also purchase tea and take it home so the deliciousness and relaxation continue...
Thanks for sharing how you got to us. We don't claim to be the 10 best but if others think that is the case we won't dispute. ;) Hope you will visit us again.
This is my go to tea of the year. I was instantly hooked when I tasted this cup of spring tea that had such a peculiar flavor. Became my go to feel good tea and my Mom and I can't seem to get enough. Definitely my favorite of the 2019 teas in my opinion. It is reminiscent of oolong and white tea though to be fair this tea doesn't quite belong to any particular type in terms of flavor. It is so unique in its taste and is always a delight to drink. Everyone I've had taste it says its good as well so its not just me. Definitely worth a try if you like light and floral tea. Truly spring in a cup.
We heartily agree with you - this tea is spring in a cup! Thanks for the review, Caitlin!
Last year I chose the Jun Chiyabari 1st flush over the Darjeelings that have been my tea of choice for decades. I just made my 1st cup of the JC 19 wondering how it was going to beat 18. Well it is just like drinking nectar of the gods. It is light and floral but still a good strong cup. Grateful to Niraj for being able to walk into a Rochester store and buy some of the best tea in the world.
Thank you Ruhi! Your kindness and generous support of our shop is deeply appreciated. "Nectar of gods" we often use that phrase to describe exceptional teas!
A beautiful array of flavors, and aromas. Refreshingly light, but packing flavor. Pure elegance. Exceptional. While I've reviewed this tea before, this is for the 2017 batch.
This is a beautiful tea. Taste is slightly perfumey, but pleasantly so, and there is a welcoming body. Lots of complexity, and surprisingly balanced for a tea with such flavor.