One of our collection of fine loose leaf tea from The Rare Tea Company.
This limited edition Indian Cloud is a fragrant black tea from the “Abode of Clouds” – high in the cloudy hills between Assam and Darjeeling. Light and floral as a Darjeeling with the rich caramel and malty notes you get from the best Assam. Grown in Lakyrsiew Tea Garden in Meghalaya, India.
IDEAL SERVING INSTRUCTIONS
Quantity: Use 2.5g of tea per 150ml of water.
Temperature: For the optimum infusion use 80 – 90°C (176 – 194°F) water.
Time: Infuse for 1 – 2 minutes, tasting regularly.
ABOUT THE LAYRSIEW TEA GARDEN
Deep in the forgotten forest region of Meghalaya, India, lies the tiny Lakyrsiew tea garden. From high in the cloudy hills they produce some of the most rare and unique tea in the world. In the local dialect Meghalaya is called “the Abode of Clouds” so we call this Cloud Tea. It lies between Assam and Darjeeling and this tea really has the best of both. Light and floral as a Darjeeling with the rich caramel and malty notes you get from the best Assam. This tiny garden produces tea in very small amounts because their concern is always quality over volume. The tea is meticulously crafted to keep the beautiful leaves whole. This tender crafting allows the leaves to retain a delicacy and softness that is very rare in black teas.
ABOUT THE RARE TEA COMPANY
Rare Tea Company is an independent company based in London. The company was founded in 2004, by Henrietta Lovell (known as the Tea Lady), to source and supply the world’s best tea – direct from farmers and their tea gardens. Their aim is to benefit both the people who craft our tea and our customers who drink it. By always sourcing for quality over price they know they are bringing you the best tea possible; and by buying direct they know we are putting the value of your tea into the farmers’ hands and not middlemen.
All of their tea is crafted by skilled men and women on independent farms for the best flavour, not the cheapest price. They buy harvests direct from farmers, not a commodity from brokers. This ensures the farm gets the best deal, not middlemen. The goal of the Rare Tea Company is to help tea gardens flourish like vineyards, and for customers to appreciate tea like fine wine. Good tea may cost a little more but the difference is worth every penny.