Black Yak Oolong (Nepal)

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

Grown in the eastern Himalayan foothills of Ilam, Nepal, Black Yak Oolong is a Darjeeling-style rolled oolong that brews a beautiful amber liquor. The tea develops more complexity and sweetness over many steeps and has a mix of notes from malt, caramel and marmalade to walnut and toasted wheat.

Brewing instructions
Amount: 2 grams (1 tsp) of loose tea per cup of water
Temperature: 185 ̊ (Below a full boil; bubbles and a moderate amount of steam)
Steep time: 2-3 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 near Mount Everest to others in Ilam and Panchthar, a region just 45 miles west of Darjeeling, at an altitude of between 5,000 and 6,000 feet.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Marmalade, Malt, Caramel!

Wow what a surprise this tea was for me. I knew it would be good (no junk with Rakkasan), but this is an exceptional tea. It got sweeter in the second steep. Absolutely delicious. The amber color is beautiful. This is a tea I will be returning to.