Himalayan Golden Tips (Nepal)

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2 oz. (25 cups) or 6 oz. (75 cups)

Himalayan Golden Tips are hand-plucked and almost entirely made up of whole leaf buds. To make the fresh and stiff tea leaves flexible for shaping, the leaves are wilted between 10-14 hours depending upon climactic conditions. After gentle shaping, the leaves are fully oxidized, which turns the leaf buds a golden brown. This tea has creamy and cocoa notes that linger long on the palate—especially without milk or sugar.

Brewing instructions
Amount: 2 grams of loose tea per cup of water (a pinch)
Temperature: 212 ̊ (A full, rolling boil)
Steep time: 3 – 4 minutes

About Our Nepalese Tea

Grown in the Himalayan foothills, Nepalese tea is extraordinary. However, years of industry underdevelopment, coupled with a decade-long civil war, served to stunt Nepal's economy. Development of tea farming in the country suffered as a result. Since the signing of a peace accord in 2006, Nepal's tea growers have sought to share their product with more and more drinkers around the world.

Our Nepalese tea comes from small farms in Ilam, a region just 45 miles west of Darjeeling, at an altitude of between 5,000 and 6,000 feet. The region is semi-tropical and very sunny, but has abundant rainfall.

Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews

Easily the highest quality tea I've ever purchased. And about as ethical as it's possible to be with it too.

Lawrence Haley
Best of the black

Best black tea ever!!

Brandi Muehlethaler
Tea Without Sugar

My sweet tooth is a considerable problem for me. I’ve loved black tea for over 30 years, but have struggled with the knowledge that with every cup, I’m also including 1-2 tsp of sugar—a disappointing yet until now unavoidable fact of life for me. Golden Tips is the first tea that I fully enjoy even without sugar. It’s fabulous. Enjoyed daily, never tire of it. Still enjoying my other teas with sugar, but adding in a cup or two of Golden Tips helps me reduce my daily sugar intake and that’s a win. Ramadan teas have become my staple. Excellent quality and I very much appreciate the details shared about their teas’ origins. Love this company. ❤️

Cynthia Cannon
Falling in Love with Tea again!

Have tried a dozen teas, each one different, every one fabulous. Open a bag and I am in an exotic flower garden. Reminds me of tea from Chinatown in SanFrancisco, 50 years ago. Love everything about Rakkasan!!!

Sally Smith
Best tea company!

I love tea! Rakkasan has the best tea I have ever tried! Not only do they have the highest quality tea, they also are contributing to a great mission!