Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
The UK shares a proud history with the Nepali Gurkhas. We honour that history with our Gurkha Tea 50 Tea Bags. This is a rare blend of single estate GBOP Teas from Ilam, Nepal. The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company have stocked Gurkha Tea since the mid-1990s, and we're just as proud of it now as we were back then.
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, Nepal 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'.
Today, the Nepalese enjoy Tea at least twice a day. Mornings usually start with a steaming hot brew to keep away the cold coming in from the Himalayan mountains. These people often mix the Tea with milk or sugar. Sometimes, they even add salt and ghee - a sort of butter!
However you take your Tea, whenever or wherever, experience the extraordinary flavours of our Gurkha Tea 50 Tea Bags today. For many Tea connoisseurs, its taste compares to that of Darjeeling Tea. Why not find out for yourself?
Type of Tea: Black Tea.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Some add lemon; some add honey; some add milk or sugar. Most, however, choose to enjoy Gurkha Tea without such accompaniments.
Tasting Notes: Tea Connoisseurs often note a distinct muscatel flavour to Gurkha Tea, similar to Darjeeling Tea. The reason for this might be that the Indian district of Darjeeling is only mere miles away from Nepal, with similar soils and climates! Indeed, Gurkha Tea boasts easily-recognisable deep, malty notes with chocolate undertones.
Colour in Cup: Golden-amber liquor, light in tone.
Benefits of Drinking Black Tea
All Black Tea types, according to modern science, can promote healthy living. Choosing this beverage could, very potentially, improve cardiovascular health; enhance cognitive function; support the immune system; aid digestion; and even reduce the risks of developing type-2 diabetes.
Furthermore, it can boost the metabolism, helping one to burn fat quicker and more efficiently. Some researchers have even suggested that Black Tea can help with oral health! Now, if that doesn't put a smile on your face, what will?
Health PointsHydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening