Calima Verde (Colombia)

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2 oz. (25 cups) or 8 oz. (100 cups)

Named after Colombia’s ancient Calima Culture of the high western Andes Mountains, Calima Verde is a steamed green tea containing many furled “needles.” This neatly finished tea has the marked character of a traditional Chinese green tea with a sublime refreshing taste, no grassy or bitter notes and a pleasing brewed tea liquor that is lemon-green in color.

Brewing instructions
Amount: 2 grams of loose tea per cup of water (a pinch)
Temperature: 175 ̊ (When small bubbles appear at the bottom of the pot)
Steep time: 2 - 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.