Andean Moonlight (Colombia)

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  • Regular price $14.49

1.1 oz. (15 cups) or 4 oz. (50 cups)

Grown high in the Western Andes mountains, this rare Colombian white tea is composed of one leaf and one bud. It offers a sweet smoothness with floral notes of lilac and honeysuckle. With a darker liquor than most pale white teas, Andean Moonlight still has a much lighter mouth feel than black or oolong teas. It can be steeped multiple times.

Brewing instructions
Amount: 2 grams of loose tea per cup of water (a pinch)
Temperature: 180 ̊ (When medium sized bubbles appear at the bottom of the pot)
Steep time: 3 minutes

About Our Colombian Tea

Long known for its coffee, Colombia grappled with consistent armed conflict for more than 50 years—until 2016. Now, Colombia is experimenting with tea.

Our high-grown, hand-picked Colombian teas are cultivated at over 6,000 feet in the mist-capped Andes Mountains. The tea is grown in rich, deep, young volcanic soil that naturally promotes lush plant growth. Its nearness to the equator and consistent climate result in tasty, delicate tea-tips throughout the year. The farm from which we import, outside the town of Bitaco, is the only one of its kind in Colombia. It sits alongside a protected rain forest and the estate works with the Agricola Himalaya Foundation on social development of families in the community. Our Colombian teas are Certified Organic and UTZ Certified for sustainability.