Nepal 1st Flush Shree Antu - Gurkha Tea

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Brewing instructions

Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes

Brewing instructions


Nepal 1st Flush Shree Antu - Gurkha Tea is a type of Nepali Black Tea. It comes from the Shree Antu area in Ilam district - known to many as the “Tea garden of eastern Nepal.”

We work closely with the Giri family who owns the local estate. As a result, this infusion is of the utmost quality, consisting of a lovely, large leaf tea with slightly green tips. When brewed, it boasts a delicate yet indulgent flavour.

The UK shares a proud history with the Nepali Gurkhas. Our Nepal 1st Flush Shree Antu - Gurkha Tea is in honour of them and everything they have done. You can expect it to taste delightful with every sip - as well as, potentially, offering health benefits.

Perhaps best of all, we pack it fresh to order here at our Kent-based factory. What’s not to like?

Facts About Gurkha Tea

  • Production of Nepalese Tea only began in 1863.
  • Its making first took place in the hilly region of the Ilam district - the same as this particular Tea.
  • The first few decades of Nepal Tea suffered from political turmoil in the country.
  • It wasn’t until the democratic movement of the 1950s began that the industry expanded.
  • Traditionally, the people of Nepal enjoy Tea at least twice a day.
  • Mornings usually start with a steaming hot brew to keep away the cold from the Himalayas.

The Shree Antu Tea Region

Some of the best Nepal Teas come from Shree Antu - including, of course, this one. The high altitude, regular monsoon rain, steep slopes and fertile, well-drained soil all contribute significantly to its quality.

Its proximity to the Indian district of Darjeeling, too, plays a role in this Tea’s characteristics. Some indeed describe it as exceptionally similar in taste to those from the neighbouring area.

Does This Tea Contain Caffeine?

It’s also worth noting that Nepal 1st Flush Shree Antu - Gurkha Tea, like all types of Black Tea, contains relatively high levels of caffeine.

This stimulating chemical compound famously offers an energy boost upon consumption. An 8-oz cup of this delectable infusion tends to boast 40-mg of caffeine, thus making it an excellent choice first thing in the morning. Whatever your reason for buying it, you’ve chosen well!

Useful Information

Type of Tea: Black Tea.

Origin: Shree Antu, Ilam District, Nepal.

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

How to Serve: We recommend enjoying it black. However, some might add milk, sugar, honey or lemon.

Tasting Notes: Imparts traditional Darjeeling characteristics, particularly muscatel notes.

Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, light in tone.

Benefits of Nepal 1st Flush Shree Antu

This beverage has a multitude of vitamins and minerals capable of improving life in small yet significant ways. What’s more, according to a study out of John Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA, its caffeine content can help.

It concluded that a 200 mg caffeine pill is all it might take to help those living with dementia. The same perhaps applies to your morning cuppa!

Additional info
  • Type
    Black Tea
  • Health Points
    Health Points
    Digestive, Hydration, Immune System, Refreshing
  • Caffeine Level
    Caffeine Level
  • Options
    Loose Tea
  • Time of Day
    Time of Day
    Breakfast, Afternoon
  • Country
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  2. This tea has to be one of the best globally. I enjoyed Nepali tea when I was there and it is generally under rated. A great refreshing drink with no tanning to shave the tongue.

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  6. My favourite tea in the UK.

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