Nepal consumes 0.4 lb of tea per capita per year.
Darjeeling is the most popular tea in Nepal, although it’s a bit different than the Indian one due to the high altitude where the tea grows.
The second most famous tea in Nepal is CTC or crush, tear, curl Assam tea which grows in the lower regions such as the Jhapa district.
History of Tea in Nepal
Nepali tea industry developed quite late or less than a century ago.
Tea had existed in the Himalayas since always, but it was when the East India Company left the east that Nepal started developing its tea production.
Nepali tea is basically Darjeeling tea and it grows in the Himalayas.
Tea Culture in Nepal
Nepal produces 0.4% of all the tea in the world.
Nepali tea is called chiya and it’s prepared with either milk or water. People use loose-leaf tea, but teabags are also common.
Some even like to spice up their tea with ginger, cardamom, black pepper, or cinnamon.
Sugar is optional, however, most Nepalese prefer sweet tea.
Iced tea is a common sight in Nepal, boasting the same flavor and nutritive value as a warm cup of tea.
Nepali tea is considered as a welcoming beverage to all guests when they first enter a home or a business.
Eating bread (Roti) with the morning tea in Nepal is the most ordinary thing, while tea is also served with lunch and dinner.