Gurkha Tea 50 Tea Bags

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£2.78

Brewing instructions

Brewed with water at 90 Degrees, let the flower unfurl do not remove flower. This is can be steeped a number of times.

 
Brewing instructions

Description

Great Britain shares a proud history with the Nepalese Gurkhas. We honour that history with our Gurkha Tea 50 Tea Bags. This Black Tea is a blend of single estate GBOP from Ilam, Nepal, and a rare Nepali Black BOP. The Ilam district, in particular, is a beautiful hilly region boasting some of the tastiest and best-quality teas in the world, yet Nepali-grown tea is unfamiliar to many.
Here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, we plan to change that. We have been importing and packing Gurkha Tea since the mid-1990’s and have made many good friends along the way. In Nepal, tea is enjoyed at least twice a day. Mornings usually start with a steaming hot brew to keep the cold from the Himalayan Mountains away, and is often mixed with milk or sugar. Sometimes, Nepali people choose to add salt or ghee, a sort of butter. However you take your tea, whenever and wherever, experience unique flavours like none other with our Gurkha Tea 50 Tea Bags.

China’s love for tea began 5,000 years ago. Nepal, on the other hand, only started Tea cultivation in 1863. The first Nepali Tea estate was established in the Ilam district, home to one of the teas used in this blend. According to some historians, the first teas grown in Nepal coincided with the introduction of tea to the Indian district of Darjeeling.
In fact, comparisons can be made between the two in terms of taste. However, while Darjeeling Tea thrived throughout the 19th Century, Nepali Tea struggled to get off the ground. Political turmoil wrought the landscape, and as a result, production was limited. After the democratic movement of Nepal in 1950, the floor was opened for investment in the industry. Soon after, the stagnant Tea industry witnessed an inflow of public and private investment.
Yet, astonishingly, it was not until 1978 that the first factory was set up in Ilam. A few years later another factory was established in Soktim, Jhapa district. To further aid in the development of its Tea industry, in 1982, the Government of Nepal, under the reign of the then King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, declared five districts – Jhapa, Ilam, Panchthar, Dhankuta and Terhathum as Tea Zones of Nepal. Much of the history of Nepali Tea remains unwritten. Will you help to shape it with our Gurkha Tea 50 Tea Bags?

Type of Tea: Black Tea Bags.

Origin: Nepal.

Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.

How to Serve: Lemon, honey, milk, or sugar - the choice is yours. Alternatively, serve this tea without any accompaniments.

Tasting Notes: As a rule of thumb, only Darjeeling Tea is noted for its “muscatel” flavours. Gurkha Tea is an exception to that rule, with Nepal situated mere miles away from the Indian district. Darjeeling Tea and Nepali Tea share similar soils and climates. As a result, tastes are likewise similar. Gurkha Tea boasts smooth yet deep malty notes with chocolate undertones. It’s a favourite of many, including some here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company.

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

Health Benefits: The taste of Gurkha Tea might be unique but the health benefits are not! All Black Tea types, according to science, can promote healthy living. Choosing this beverage could, potentially, improve cardiovascular health, enhance cognitive function, and reduce the risks of Type II Diabetes. It can even boost the metabolism, helping you to burn fat quicker and more efficiently. Gurkha Tea 50 Tea Bags can even aid oral health. If that doesn’t put a small on your face, then what will?

Additional Info

  • Caffeine Level

    Medium

  • Health Points

    Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing

  • Options

    Tea Bags

  • Time of Day

    Breakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening

  • Type

    Black Tea

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    I rate 4, but not 5, as I usually do, because the Gurkha tea is not packed as I expected and as shown on the seller's website. In the old packaging it looked like a good original souvenir, in a new standard paper package - it looks like just tea in bags.

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    I really like the taste of this tea.

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    A very good and quick service and the tea is delightful.

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    I've bought this on a number of occasions. It is a light tea and, if that's what you like, then it's great!

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    Excellent

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    Really good light brew + a donation to Gurkha Regiment welfare.

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    Excellent

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    As Above

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    As Above

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    First time for this - a bit stronger than I imagined but that may have been the way that I infused it - practice is needed but I think this is going to become a regular purchase.

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    I will continue to order these tea bags.

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    Never tried before, would buy again.

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    Excellent

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    Have enjoyed Gurkha tea ever since my time in Nepal.

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    Good

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    Excellent

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    A very pleasant light tea , especially good for in the mornings.

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    Excellent

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    I enjoy the flavour of this tea. it reminds me of my time in Nepal.

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    I love Gurkha tea! Light and refreshing.

Feefo reviews : Average 96% (53 reviews)