Kanchanjangha Noir | Wholesale

Kanchanjangha Noir | Wholesale

Kanchanjangha Noir | Wholesale

Flavor Notes: Raisin | Cherry | Dark Chocolate

A crisp black tea from Nepal, Kanchanjangha Noir has notes of caramel, fruit, and flowers. This unusual tea has strong aromas of dark chocolate, raisins, and cherries.

Brewing instruction (Hot brew): 2gms | 8fl. oz. | 210F | 5 mins

Caffeine level: ●●●●○

Health benefits: Anti-oxidant | Boosts energy | Calming

  • MOQ: 1 KG (2.2 lbs.)
  • USDA Organic, CERES certified
  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
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Kanchanjangha Noir, one of the original black teas added to our assortment, holds a particular place in the affections of black tea enthusiasts. The distinct and deep notes of dark chocolate, raisins, and cherries can be found in this tea. Kanchanjangha Noir Black Tea originates from our tea estate in the eastern region of Nepal, nestled in the foothills of Mt. Kanchanjangha, the third-highest mountain in the world. Our close-knit community is ideally located between Illam, Nepal's most renowned tea-growing region, to the north, and the western borders of Darjeeling, India, capturing the benefits of both regions. Grown at altitudes of 1300 to 1800 meters (4,200 to 6,000 feet), our Kanchanjangha Noir Black Tea thrives in the pristine Himalayan climate, resulting in its uniquely distinctive and fragrant flavor profile.

Black Tea (Camellia Sinensis)

Our traditional organic bulk black tea is manufactured using the same method and—surprisingly—the same equipment that we utilized roughly thirty years ago. Our current factory manager learned the processing method from our longstanding Darjeeling tea maker. Therefore, it is nearly identical to Darjeeling's Second Flush in terms of the make, character, and feel. But the age of the tea trees is what distinguishes Darjeeling black teas from those of Nepali origins. Indian tea bushes are about 200 years old, while Nepali tea plants are only 50 years old. This gives all of our teas a flowery, fresher undertone.

When it comes to the actual process of making black tea, there are four key phases involved: rolling, oxidation, drying, and withering. In the summer, every bush typically has two leaves and a bud removed within seven days. The busiest season for the production of tea is summer when the plants reach their full maturity due to the ideal heat and precipitation levels. Depending on the type of leaves and the season, the meticulously removed leaves are allowed to wither in troughs for a few hours or perhaps overnight. After most of the water has gone, the rubbery leaves are put on a rolling machine, which breaks and bruises the tea leaves' cells so that the oxygen in the air may react with them. Depending on what qualities of black tea are needed, the teas are left to oxidize for several hours after about thirty minutes of rolling.

The tea maker meticulously dries the tea in a drying machine to preserve its peak flavors and smells after the perfect amount of oxidation. After that, the DMT (Dryer Mouth Tea) is run through several tea sorting machines, producing teas of varying grades, such as SFTGFOP1, TGBOP, GOF, and so on. Before being packaged and delivered to our clients, the teas undergo thorough hand sorting in addition to machine sorting.

Kanchanjangha Tea Estate and Research Centre Pvt. Ltd (KTERC). KTERC is Nepal’s first certified organic tea garden. Mr. Deepak Prakash Baskota founded it in 1984 intending to eliminate poverty in his neighborhood. It continues to be a model social enterprise that operates on cooperative infrastructure and prioritizes people and the environment over profit.

For regular tea drinkers, especially those who enjoy Earl Gray or a typical English breakfast, this loose-leaf black tea is ideal. There are a lot of similarities between this tea and single-origin tea from Assam or Darjeeling, so those who enjoy such teas will enjoy Kanchanjangha Noir’s unique flavor profile.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 42 reviews
Bob Krul
Black magic

When it comes to body and shape the Nepalese Noir is a great Ambassador for the region and its tea producers. A tightly twisted leaf that unfurls with a relatively light taste, this high mountain beauty shows well, tastes well balanced and stands on its own legs without any help.

Songbird Kombucha
Consistent Quality and Value

A great value for a quality tea. Very similar to assam black tea, which is what I was using for our kombucha brewing. The tea is fresh and intact, not broken or powdery. Well packed, timely shipping, and great customer service and communication.

Loren Drake
New Flavor Profile?

Nice tea but not special like last years. The rich body and chocolate notes in last year’s production are missing from this newest batch. Hope it can return in the future

Patricia Smith
Not what I'm used to from Nepal Tea

For the first time, I'm disappointed in the quality of the tea. Denfintely not what I'm used to from Nepal Tea.

Joseph Delapp
Kanchanjangha Noir Review

Lovely tea - worth adding to the lineup, especially as the weather starts to cool down

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