Kumari Gold

  • $ 14.00
  • $ 12.00
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Kumari Gold
Kumari Gold
Kumari Gold
Kumari Gold
Kumari Gold

Organic Black Tea

Kumari Gold

Caramel | Woodlands | Baked Fruits

  • $ 14.00
  • $ 12.00
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Kumari Gold is a full-bodied, high-quality golden tips tea (Black Tea) with caramel and brown sugar aromas. This tea has pronounced baked fruit and honey flavors with an earthy, long-lasting finish.
Ingredients

Black tea | Golden Tips (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

Our special Kumari Gold black tea, often known as golden tips tea, has quite a bit of unique tweaks to the normal black tea processing technique. Similar to other specialty teas, generally only one (sometimes two) leaves and the terminal bud are carefully plucked during the second flush (summer season). The freshly hand-plucked delicate leaves are withered for several hours to get the moisture out of the tea leaves so that the leaves remain intact during the rolling process. The rolling process is done in several stages with low-medium and high pressure during which great care is taken so as not to break the leaves but also bring out the essential oils and other aromatic components of tea to life. After a complete rolling process of about 20-25 minutes, the leaves are set to oxidize (some might call this fermentation, however it is only reacting with oxygen so there is no actual bacterial fermentation going on) for 8-10 hours depending on the type of leaves and the season.

During the oxidation process, the leaves are turned and set in many different positions in frequent intervals. This is not only critical in bringing out the desired flavors, but it also enhances the golden coloring of the buds through oxidation. At the peak of their aroma, the leaves are sent for the drying process, which captures the flavors and the aromas that are later prominent in the cup of the drinker when brewed.

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 Kumari Gold for?

This special golden tips tea will intrigue tea novices and connoisseurs both. Tea lovers with aptitude for Yunnan Gold, Golden Monkey or any other golden tips tea will surely enjoy this beautiful cup. With very little astringency and a lot of toasty sweet notes, it is sure to become a favorite of yours - it didn’t become our best selling tea for no reason!

Who is Kumari Gold dedicated to?

This tea is very special to us. The name "Kumari" represents the only form of living Goddess in Nepal and also happens to be the middle name of our founder’s mother. She planted the first tea bush in the Tea Estate (which was their backyard back then) in 1984. She has truly been the living Goddess of all the farmers who work for our factory and their children. Therefore, we dedicate this most precious tea to her.

Awards and Recognition
  • 1st place winner of the 2020 Toronto Tea Festival
  • 3rd Prize at the 2020 Paris Tea Competition AVPA
  • 93/100 score at Tea Epicure from Tony Geebly
What are the pros saying about this tea?
  • Tea Epicure Review
  • Hanamichi Review
  • Tea Happiness Review
  • Tea Journeyman Review
  • Gongfu Brewing
  • 195 degrees (20 Seconds + 5 Seconds Additional)
  • Candidate for Gongfu: Yes
  • Evolution of Flavor Profile: Became more balanced between green, woodsy, and bitter notes.
  • Body and Aromatics: This tea has thick body and aromatics that last through many steepings ( I took this tea to 10). It has a persistent bitterness that isn't drying and yields quickly to melon and spice notes.
  • Steeping Parameters: Good as stated.
  • Structure: During the first three steepings the bitterness evolved into astringency. By the 4th steeping the lingering caramel sweetness finally became more present and balanced the tannic notes.
  • Notes: Because it doesn't have a structured flavor from the first steeping, I would recommend this tea brewed gongfu for the more experienced drinker.


product certification

Certification

USDA Organic, CERES certified

product caffeine

Caffeine

High caffeine content

product availibility

Availibility

Steep time

product sleep

2 gms

product sleep

8.5 fl. oz.

product sleep

210º F

product sleep

5 min

Sweet and soft falling

Sweet and soft falling

Kumari Gold is a celebration in a cup. Like walking into a confectionary on a day off, Kumari Gold has the aromas that evoke comfort from within

Luscious candies in a cup

Luscious candies in a cup

A velvety cake like sweetness will bring a smile to your face with every sip. With a pronounced caramel and brown sugar aroma that stirs into flavors of honey and baked fruits, this tea is a confectionery- like treat for you.

Beat that 3 PM slump

Beat that 3 PM slump

High caffeine content makes this brew a morning treat.

Five minutes for the five senses

Five minutes for the five senses

Each portion of Kumari Gold will give you five delicious infusions. Try brewing approximately 2 grams of tea (or a teabag) per 8.5 fl. oz. of water at 210º F, steep for 5 minutes.

Promise of a new favorite

Promise of a new favorite

These golden tips have the power to win over anyone.With little astringency in its taste, both beginners and connoisseurs will keep on coming back for more.

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 Kumari Gold

Customer Reviews

Based on 23 reviews
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Derick Hall
Beautiful experience

Quick service,nice package,wonderful large leaves. Caramel creamy cup is a delight. I will buy again.

M
Mimi
Amazing

My very first sip of this tea elicited pure joy! The honey note was undeniable to me and made this tea a real treat and so very special.

M
Mary Gen
Consistently delicious

Though I frequently experiment with many different teas, I will always return to Kumari Gold because it's so consistently delicious! (It's always a hit when I gift it, too!!)

E
Erin B
My current favorite tea

This tea smells amazing, looks beautiful and is smooth and comforting. I look forward to getting my subscription so I know I’ll always have my favorite on hand!

M
Maria G.
Another favorite

A wonderful experience to enjoy a black tea with golden tips. Another education in tea sampling.

Customer Reviews

Based on 23 reviews
96%
(22)
4%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
D
Derick Hall
Beautiful experience

Quick service,nice package,wonderful large leaves. Caramel creamy cup is a delight. I will buy again.

M
Mimi
Amazing

My very first sip of this tea elicited pure joy! The honey note was undeniable to me and made this tea a real treat and so very special.

M
Mary Gen
Consistently delicious

Though I frequently experiment with many different teas, I will always return to Kumari Gold because it's so consistently delicious! (It's always a hit when I gift it, too!!)

E
Erin B
My current favorite tea

This tea smells amazing, looks beautiful and is smooth and comforting. I look forward to getting my subscription so I know I’ll always have my favorite on hand!

M
Maria G.
Another favorite

A wonderful experience to enjoy a black tea with golden tips. Another education in tea sampling.