Light, delicately grassy, gentle & airy. As with its Bolivian Black counterpart, these leaves hail from pristine family-owned gardens on the high slopes of the Yungas just hours north of La Paz, where the Andes meet the Amazon basin, this tea is certain to gather momentum & garner fans far & wide.
All these olive-green leaves have a truly unique 2-3” length. The wet leaf has a natural and organic green bouquet with a bright sparkling physical appearance in the cup. The taste is fresh, clean and slightly sweet; similar in style to a Japanese green.
The late 1930's saw the advent of tea as a cultivated crop in Bolivia. The beneficial climate, adequate rainfall and nutritious soil were the perfect environment for growing tea here. Unfortunately due to high costs of production and inefficient organization, the tea in Bolivia was not enjoyed on a grand scale. After on again - off again operations, which lasted through 2001, interest was again renewed and help came from USAID (the Us Agency for International Development). In 2005 the business Empresa Boliviana de Tes Especiales - Chaimate S.A. was formed. Chaimate encompasses approximately 200 farming family members as well as many other Bolivians who help their tea to reach the market.
Water Temperature: 180 F degrees
Caffeine Content: Low
Suggested Serving Size: 1 Tbsp/6oz
Steep Time: 3 minutes