Nuxalbari Estate CTC, winner of the Grand Gold Prize, World Black Tea Quality Evaluation Competition in Beijing, 2022. What a tea!
Most of the tea produced in the world—and typically what you find inside a tea bag—is CTC style (or cut, tear, curl). It steeps up fast, strong, and isn’t known for nuance or complexity. Nuxalbari Estate CTC, however, delivers the best of both worlds. Not only does it shine through any amount of milk and sweetener, it also tastes delicious straight: bright and fresh, like no bagged tea will ever be. The astringency feels bracing, not bitter, as it perches between the stout body and the classic Darjeeling muscatel finish. This tea will wake you up! Also a great base for kombucha.
We enjoy celebrating our partnership with Nuxalbari Tea Estate, a woman-owned tea farm located at the foothills of the Himalayas. Sonia Jabbar practices environmental stewardship in many ways, from converting the five-generation tea farm to organic practices, to rebuilding elephant habitat and green corridors through the estate. Not only do elephants take sanctuary at Nuxalbari, but Sonia invites the children of her 1,000 employees to learn from the environmental curriculum she has developed on the estate. The government of India has recognized Sonia for her inspired—and inspiring—environmental work.
Lake Missoula Tea Company commits to direct-sourcing teas and botanicals from sustainable farms. First we choose organic ingredients, and then we create our blends in small batches. In short, we love to drink this stuff, and we’re proud to share with you the tastiest, freshest tea possible. Store away from light and oxygen, and your teas will keep for a good long time.