Mountain Green 2022
Towa tea garden is a 6th generation family owned garden in the Himalayan foothills. It sits at a similar elevation to Darjeeling, about 4,500ft but the location is much further west along the Himalayas, in Himachal Pradesh. Many of the region’s tea gardens sit along the Himalayan foothills, from Darjeeling in the east, through Nepal, and on to Himachal Pradesh in the west. Everyone knows Darjeeling, most tea drinkers know Nepal; however, very few know about Himachal Pradesh as a tea terroir. You’re now in on the secret. We love their commitment to flavour and purity, bringing out the expressive flavours of their terroir.
This 40kg batch of green tea was made for us in the 2nd flush season of 2022, picked at 6,oooft. It’s a craft made, large-leaf tea. The key step in making any green tea is heating, which stops the oxidation (stops the leaf going brown). The Mountain Green is pan heated, contributing to its sappy, floral flavour profile. After pan heating, the tea is hand rolled, and then dried.
Infuse 3g (1.5tbsp) at 70°C to 90°C for 3 mins. You’ll notice that this tea is very flexible and can be infused at high temperatures according to your personal taste.
The Mountain Green 2022 is a masterpiece of a sweet, pan fired green tea; complex while still approachachable and easy to drink, all at an exceptional price point.. The infusion is naturally sweet and floral. There are gentle meadow floral notes, leading to a touch of fruit, and then a very smooth finish with almost no tannin. If you prefer to infuse the tea hotter, it increases the leafy character and as the tea cools there’s a sudden rush of apricot and white grape fruitiness.