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Temi Sikkim

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  • This bold, flavorful Temi Sikkim black tea is an exotic luxury for seasoned connoisseurs.

    At the Indian-Nepalese border is the small village of Sikkim. The least populous and second smallest state in India, Sikkim is a remote area robust with biodiversity and breathtaking landscapes. Darjeeling tea has very strict production guidelines, so there is only one tea farm in Sikkim that produces this coveted tea. 

    Temi Sikkim is a caffeinated, medium-bodied tea that steeps to a rich medium brown color. The dried leaves are a rustic, deep amber color that brings to mind the sun setting behind the ancient Himalayan foothills. The tea's calming brown color is matched by its wooden, earthy flavor with notes of honey and red fruit. One sip generates feelings of warmth and comfort, as if relaxing below a tea tree in the Sikkim Valley. It can be paired with milk and sugar or enjoyed plain, in its natural, simple state.

    If you are looking for a full-bodied, reliable black tea to tackle your day with, Temi Sikkim will bring liveliness and vivid clarity to your senses. All the way from a little farm in northern India, this tea is cultivated, harvested, and dried with the utmost care, so that you deeply enjoy the brew. 

    Base leaf: Herbal/Fruit
    Health properties: Anti-oxidant properties known
    Flavor strength: Medium, clear. Primary collection is aromatic black, foothill sweetness in the  finish.
    Caffeine: Medium.
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    For most tea orders (up to 8 ounces) the shipping is $2.79.

    We generally ship via US Postal Service first class or priority mail This service can be a quick as overnight and up to 3 days in the lower 48. They even deliver on Saturdays. For 9 ounces and up the postage is $4.99 - a great value considering the price of gas and your valuable time. Since most teas are $3.50 an ounce, 10 ounces of tea will get you free shipping.

    Please contact us for other locations. We can quote you shipping.

  • Steeping Instructions

    1 teaspoon per 8 oz of water. Fluffy leaves like some Oolongs, use 2 teaspoons. For stronger tea use more tea.   There is no hard and fast rules on steeping except over steeping may make tea bitter.   If you are unsure, try cooler water and shorter steeping times. Below are general steeping instructions.  For best results, follow the steeping instructions that came with your tea.
    To estimate water temperature use a thermometer or wait a 2-3 minutes after the water stops boiling. Then the water temperature should be about 165- 185 F. You can gauge water temperature by looking at the bubbles forming at the bottom of the tea kettle.  When pin size bubbles form, the water temperature is about 185F. To take the guess work out of water temperatures, try our electric tea kettle.

    Tea Type Steeping Temperature Steeping Time
    White Tea  170-185 F 1-3 minutes
    Green Tea 170-185 F 2-3 minutes
    Oolong Tea 170-190 F 2-3 minutes
    Black Tea 200-212 F 3-5 minutes
    Tisanes 212 F 4-7 minutes

       Fruit and herbal teas are also referred to as tisanes.

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