Situated high up in the Himalayas near the border with Darjeeling, the Shangri-La Estate stretches across 250 hectares of lush green hills, an area shared between seven cooperatives and 900 smallholding farmers. The proximity to Darjeeling makes for a similar delicacy of taste and a light gold colour to the cup, but this exceptional spring-grown Nepalese tea has its own subtle spiciness and refreshing notes of citrus.
Political upheaval has meant that the tea industry in Nepal has only really got going over the last 20 years ? nevertheless, year after year we’re constantly impressed by the quality of Nepalese teas. Refined, bright and aromatic, you can really taste that mountain air.