This excellent black tea grows in the Sumatran highlands. The tea gets its name from a volcano that stretches 3173 meters above its tropical surroundings and has a large bearing on climactic conditions in the region. Tea grows exceptionally well on Sumatra and is plucked year round ensuring a continual income stream for thousands of Indonesians.
The nutrient rich volcanic soil of the area combined with intense tropical heat and humidity produces teas with an exceptionally delicate floral-woodsy aroma and round body with faint hints of malt and touches of tropical sweetness on the finish. This is an ideal black tea for those seeking a mellow daily cup of smoothness enjoyable straight up or with a splash of milk. Produced by a reputable garden with a long track record of fair working conditions, Gunung Dempo is one of the world’s great teas.