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Himalayan Bouquet 2021

Region: Hile, Nepal
Producer: Jun Chiyabari Garden
Season: Autumn 2021
Batch: J196 (15kg) Organic
Stone fruit notes and nuttiness from this excellent autumn season oolong.

The Garden


Jun Chiyabari is a young, boutique garden in Nepal, perched in the foothills of the Himalayas reaching over 6,000ft. The garden was founded in the year 2000 by two brothers, Lochan and Bachan, and grown organically from the start. There are many tea cultivars at Jun Chiyabari, and a philosophy of experimentation at this boutique garden.

This Batch


This particular batch was picked from a biodiverse selection of tea varietals on the 6th October 2021 and made in the East-Asian oolong style. The leaves are first withered, then bruised, oxidised, and panned, followed by further rolling and drying. The result is a medium-oxidised oolong with twisty leaf and plenty of leaf tips.

Tasting Notes


This batch of Bouquet beautifully exhibits the stone fruit and nutty notes of Jun Chiyabari’s best oolongs. The sip begins with apricot and peach notes, leading to almonds, walnuts, and a slightly dry nutty finish.


We suggest infusing 3g per 150ml (cup) at 80°C for 3 mins; however, this tea is flexible. Hotter temperatures will increase the nutty notes, while cooler temperatures enhance the stone fruit.

Storage and Ageing


The Himalayan Bouquet will drink well for 3-5 years. As with most teas, store the Himalayan Bouquet in its original jar, in a cool dry place, away from direct light.