Honeybee is produced in tiny quantities by our dear friend Madan Tamang at his family’s Meghma Tea Estate. At 7,000 feet, it is one of the highest, and most remote, tea growing areas in the world! This gorgeous hand-crafted, oolong tea is made using traditional Taiwanese methods adapted for use in Nepal. After plucking, the leaves are hand rolled, covered with cloth and spread out on a table to dry. When infused, the tea exudes the aroma of native Daphne bholua and Rhododendron plants, with a slight touch of honey and fruit. Honeybee is one of our most popular favorites, and is perfect any time of day. Enjoy hot or iced.
Be sure to check out our exclusive Behind The Cup interview with the producer of this tea. It’s a remarkable story of one man’s passion for oolong tea and for the slowly disappearing Rhododendron forests in his beloved Nepal.
Origin Meghma Estate / Ilam, Nepal
Brewing 1 tsp. / 6oz cup
160 – 180° boiling water
3 minute infusion