Kaçkar Mountain
Raspberry Nana

Premium (94+98/100)

SKU
4732
Kaçkar Mountain Çayı: a highly aromatic and robust black tea blended with raspberries and nana mint. Directly sourced from Rize, the best tea cultivation region in Turkey. Hand-picked, best CTC (crush, tear, curl) quality. From pesticide-free cultivation. 150g
  • Premium Turkish black tea from the choice terroir of Rize
  • Pesticide-free cultivation, EU organic certification requested
  • Fragranced purely with fruit and blossoms; no artificial flavours

 

Character Fruity tea with strong raspberry and nana mint aromas. Long-lasting mint aftertaste, refreshing. Ideal as an iced tea.
Tea Farm Small tea farm, a regional leader in organic farming (EU certification in progress)
Terroir Ayder Valley, Rize, Turkey
Harvest 1st flush, beginning of May, 2021, hand-harvested
Cultivar Rize (100%)
Altitude 900m above sea level
Fermentation / Oxidation Full oxidation
Organic Pesticide-free cultivation. EU organic certification requested and in progress.
Processing Withering, rolling, drying, selection
Laboratory Test Pesticide-free cultivation. EU organic certification requested and in progress.
Quality 98/100 P. (Turkish tea category), Highest Grade
94/100 P. (black tea category), Premium
€13.90
150g

Delivery : 1–3 business days

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SKU
4732
€9.27 / 100g
In stock

Tea Farm

The tea farm is located in the heart of the idyllic tea region of Rize, resting on the hills nestled between the Black Sea and the Kaçkar Mountains. The district of Çamlıhemşin is largely forested and many areas are under the protection of natural reserves. The tea farm has never used pesticides and is currently in the process of receiving EU organic certification.

Character

Flavour

A robust black tea from the best Turkish tea cultivation region of Rize. Produced according to traditional Turkish methods. The addition of dried raspberries and nana mint lends the tea a refreshingly fruity and minty aroma. An invigorating tea with a long-lasting mint aftertaste.

Black Tea

Black tea is the most oxidised form of tea. In contrast to green tea, the oxidation of the leaves after harvest and withering is not stopped with heat, but rather further facilitated by intensive rolling of the leaves, which breaks open cell walls and exposes the enzymes responsible for oxidation. Over the course of this process the leaves change from green to black and a full-bodied and broad aroma develops. The cup is often orange or red, which is where the Chinese name for this tea (hong cha, meaning "red tea") comes from.

Region and Processing

LOCATION, CULTIVATION, PROCESSING

The province of Rize is famous in Turkey for its teas. The geographic location between the Black Sea and the high Kaçkar Mountains ensures ideal climatic conditions including significant temperature fluctuations between day and night, high rainfall, and fog. The high elevation of the tea farm is also not far from a nature reserve. This location combined with the avoidance of pesticides ensures a very natural-tasting tea.

ORIGINALITY

This tea is exclusively sourced from the above mentioned tea farm in Rize. Sourced directly from the tea farmer.

 

 
 

Preparation

PREPARATION

2 heaped tsp per 200-300ml 100°C water. Steep for 5-8 minutes.

PACKAGING

High quality, airtight, resealable standing zipper pouch to preserve flavour and protect against oxidation and contamination.

RECOMMENDED TEAPOT

The ideal teapot for this tea is a spacious one made of glass or porcelain, with an integrated strainer. This tea is also suitable for preparation in a samovar or çaydanlık.

RECOMMENDED STORAGE

Ideally store in a quality tea caddy made from cherry tree bark (wooden, kabazaiku chazutsu) or an airtight, double-coated metal tin.

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