Gurkha Tea

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Gurkha Tea.

Gurkha Tea from the hills of Nepal.

125 grams - 50 Biodegradable Tea Bags.

The UK shares a proud history with the Gurkhas. We honour that history and their courage in war with our Gurkha Tea.

Useful Information 

Type of Tea: Black Tea.

Origin: Nepal.

Tasting Notes: A distinctive flavour, similar to Darjeeling Tea. Gurkha Tea has easily recognisable deep, malty notes with chocolate undertones.

Colour in Cup: Golden-amber liquor, light in tone.

What is Gurkha Tea?

Tea from Nepal only came into existence in 1863. Production first took place in the hilly region of the Ilam district, the home of this very Tea. Political turmoil led to difficulties early in its history.

However, after the democratic movement of Nepal in 1950, the floor opened for more investment in the industry. Indeed, Nepalese Tea hasn't looked back since.

The first mass-production Tea factory opened in Ilam in 1978 - some 100 years after the start of Nepal's history with Tea. A few years later, another factory opened in the Jhapa district.

Then, in 1982, the Government of Nepal declared that the districts of Jhapa, Ilam, Panchthar, Dhankuta and Terhathum were official 'Tea Zones'.