Nuxalbari Estate CTC - Lake Missoula Tea Company
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Nuxalbari Estate CTC


Unapologetic black tea: stout and rich, with the classic Darjeeling muscatel finish.


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.

  • Organic Indian black tea
  • Caffeine

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.

2 reviews for Nuxalbari Estate CTC

  1. Lexi (verified owner)

    We cannot be without this! Just placed another order and highly recommend. This tea changed my understanding of what “good” black tea is; it’s great. And the mission makes my heart feel happy to support.

    • Heather Kreilick

      Thank you for the feedback! We love our teas from Nuxalbari, too! LMTC

  2. Lexi (verified owner)

    Amazing tea! This is one of the best we’ve had. It’s rich and soothing and also a nice treat with a bit of raw sweetener and a pinch of whipping cream. It also feels excellent to drink something supporting wildlife and elephants. Thanks for carrying Nuxlabari Estate tea and for answering our call in questions; service was kindly top-notch and packaging was so pretty.

    • Heather Kreilick

      So sweet! Thank you. So glad you like this tea and its mission to help wildlife and elephants! LMTC

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Brooke Blackler
I've been going to Lake Missoula Tea Company for years, and recently have had the privilege of putting some of their tea in my store. The quality of the tea is fantastic, and the blends are delightful. I have also attended one of their tasting / learning events and it was great. I highly recommend their downtown store for meeting with friends, family or even just for a nice place to go and have a cup of perfectly brewed tea.
Tim Specht
Amazing variety great prices and they'll brew top shelf teas you may be reluctant to buy before trying for a dollar more. Great selection for Missoula. Friendly knowledgeable staff and beautiful tea sets and accessories
Nathaniel Klein
Best store in Montana possibly in all of the United States. I don't know. This is the first Gong Fu tea shop I've ever been to. I came in for a matcha whisk because I donated mine to a museum. Before I left a random customer who was introduced to me as a regular bought me tea. I hugged him which isn't something I normally do. But I was incredibly thankful. Then the man behind the counter gave me a free sample. I went in looking for a simple tool and left with tea and a happy spirit. I am looking forward to making it back as soon as possible! I loved it. I think it will always hold a special place in my blood pumping organ.
Chiara Giovanni
We are major tea snobs and I was absolutely delighted by this store. There are the usual suspects as well as shelves of unique, hand-picked teas. Highly recommend the Golden Snail :) It was really special being able to try whatever tea I wanted before buying. I'm looking forward to subscribing to their tea club. I would love to come back: everything was delicious.
Andrea PNW
Amazing tea! Beyond my expectations and well worth the stop! Delightful service and amazing blends! If you are in the area I would highly recognize them. I will be ordering blends online-they are so good!