Organic Wild Himalayan Mountain Tea

Loose Leaf Tea | Green

Collaborating with the women of Samagaun and Tergar Charity Nepal, to increase the opportunity for greater empowerment and growth within their traditional livelihood. This harmonious green tea blends hand-harvested, superfood gob-chis, together in support of the UN Development Project and UN Women projects. Tergar Charity Nepal was bestowed the UN Equator Prize 2023 for this project.

$55 CAD
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Blending Notes
  • Aroma

    Meritage of rose and berries

  • Palate

    Fruit-forward, sweet meets tart

  • Purpose

    Empower the Sipper and Sower

Ingredients

Organic young hyson green, organic gob-chi, organic goji berry, jasmine and natural strawberry flavor, rose petals

Low Caffeine

BLEND NO. 109

Sustainability

Our loose leaf is packed in tins that are recyclable and can be disposed of in your blue bin. Our tins are also food-safe and can be repurposed for many things including spices and other dried ingredients. Learn More about sustainability at TEALEAVES.

Shipping & Delivery

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Elevated peaks meet sweet foundations. Intriguing piquancies born from new frontiers. Look forward, look up.

About This Blend

Working closely with the 27 women of Samagaun & Tergar Charity Nepal, we created the Organic Wild Himalayan Gob-chi blend to benefit the women and the biodiversity that surrounds them. In Autumn, the women harvest wild grown, organic, gob-chi berries. Himalayan gob-chi berries are of the highest quality, maintaining their complex flavors and nutritious benefits, and are high in antioxidants. Hand-picked by the women, each gob-chi berry comes from wild bushes growing at 3,550m altitude. They are cleaned by hand and dried in specifically designed solar dyers.

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TEALEAVES

TEALEAVES
1 Tsp

Water

Water
1 Cup

Fire

Fire
82°C

Time

Steep
1 Min

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mounteverest mountmanaslu samagaun
This year’s harvest celebrates the success of last year’s harvest. The immense support of the 1st edition of Wild Himalayan Mountain tea has allowed the women to grow their harvest, buy basic food which is not available in the village like rice and dhal (lentils), afford transportation to Kathmandu and pay for healthcare expenses.
First Harvest
2022

A herbal tea with floral notes and a pink hue that represented the Color of Biodiversity. This harvest was a berry-forward tea that had hints of tart hibiscus and sweet currant.

Second Harvest
2023

A green tea with a full-bodied palate. The addition of increased solar driers for the 2023 harvest reduces moisture in the berry creating a complex flavor.

  • The unique location of Samagaun creates the perfect conditions for wild gob-chi berries. The land on which these berries grow is diverse in flora and wildlife, and remains untouched by pollution due to its extremely high altitude and remoteness.


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    Wellness


  • Support the
    Women

    With 100% of the proceeds from the gob-chi tea donated to the women, the profits of this project will increase their daily income, empowering them to provide for their families, live more flourishing lives, and build new infrastructures including community greenhouses.

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Support Your
Wellness

The unique location of Samagaun creates the perfect conditions for wild gob-chi berries. The land on which these berries grow is diverse in flora and wildlife, and remains untouched by pollution due to its extremely high altitude and remoteness.

Support the
Women

With 100% of the proceeds from the gob-chi tea donated to the women, the profits of this project will increase their daily income, empowering them to provide for their families, live more flourishing lives, and build new infrastructures including community greenhouses.

Meet the Women

INTEGRAL TO THEIR COMMUNITY
Nestled at the base of Mount Manaslu deep in the Himalayan Mountains is the remote village of Samagaun. The women of Samagaun are a resilient group of women. Their strength is shown every day as they maintain and grow harvests year round in difficult mountain conditions.

Photo Credit: Tergar Charity Nepal

"The women are ​​extremely strong and empowered, but in their society they are not recognized, discriminated against.”

MARGOT CLAVIER
PROGRAM COORDINATOR, TERGAR CHARITY NEPAL

Beyond the Blend

Beyond the Blend

FOR PEOPLE AND PLANET
The focus of this social impact TEALEAVES project is to listen, share, and collaborate with the women to assist them in the creation of a sustainable brand, and international reputation for their gob-chi berries by 2026.
100% of the proceeds from the tea will be donated to the women of Samagaun.
Every purchase will help the women gain empowerment within their community as they grow their infrastructure and cultivate their land to increase their harvest in a biodiverse manner, so that it can prosper for decades to come.
PGS Certified and Mountain Partnership Supported
"Around the world, important agrobiodiversity and traditional knowledge are disappearing as farmers switch to growing commercial crop varieties that are more profitable in the short term. Long term, however, these crops – which are not adapted to the local ecosystems – can cause environmental degradation and inhibit climate adaptation. One way to promote smallholders’ products is through the development of participatory guarantee systems (PGS). PGS are quality assurance schemes for agricultural products, internationally recognized as low-cost certification suitable for smallholder farmers and local/national markets."
VALERIA BARCHIESI
PROJECT SPECIALIST, MOUNTAIN PARTNERSHIP SECRETARIAT

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