Atlas Tea Club Nepal Review

By

Bryan Huynh

on May 23, 2024

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As a coffee lover, finding out about Atlas Coffee Club was a blessing. I decided to give it a shot after learning that they had introduced a completely new service for tea aficionados. Atlas Tea Club is a monthly tea subscription service that curates great single origin teas from across the world. Each month includes two different teas along flavor notes, a postcard, and preparation instructions. You can acquire fantastic teas that you won't find anywhere else. Every month, a different country and delectable tastes to experience with your cup of tea.

If you enjoy trying new teas from all over the world, this is some excellent news for you. The subscription tea package Atlas Tea Club meets your single origin tea needs by exposing your palate to the world's many tea locations. Here’s my review of Atlas Tea Club’s Nepal themed tea box! Check out our Tea Clubs page to compare and read reviews of our favorite tea clubs!

Why Choose Atlas Tea Club

Every year, they evaluate hundreds of fine and award-winning teas across the world and share with club members the selected favorites.

They ethically source their teas from small farms run by actual people, promoting sustainable agricultural practices in order to provide you with the finest teas produced with care.

Taste the distinct local flavors at each destination on your tea globe trip from the comfort of your own home. Take a break once a month to visit a new location, learn about a new culture, and sip a one-of-a-kind tea.

Background

The Rana Dynasty ruled Nepal in the 1800s and early 1900s, instituting repressive and isolating laws that prevented Nepal's tea business from prospering like it had in its colonized neighbor, India. Although the initial tea plantation was created in 1863, it was not until the 1950s that Nepal's economy was allowed to open up to the world at large due to a political shift. Rural tea growers acquired economic opportunity after privatization in the 1990s. Small farmers currently produce the bulk of Nepal's handcrafted traditional tea, typically in innovative co-ops such as Kanchenjunga tea estate, which helps eliminate poverty by offering free housing, educational opportunities, and food subsidies to their society.

Mount Everest is the Himalayan cream of the crop in Nepal, for the old Hindu kingdom sprouting up between China and India is home to 10 of the 14 highest peaks in the world, earning it the nickname "Roof of the World". Nepal's astonishing heights and magnificent winter weather scenery draw high-altitude adventurers from all over the world, who begin their journeys in Kathmandu, a colorful chaotic melting pot of Nepalese and Tibetan Buddhists, Hindu pilgrims, and numerous soul seekers interested in enlightenment in this land of charm.

Summary 

Atlas Tea Club supplies all single-origin teas. I would describe this cup of pure black tea as having a smooth, full body. 

The tea leaves have fuzzy golden buds and golden tips that complement the tea's golden liquid. The alluring aroma of caramel and brown sugar matches the smooth mouthfeel, satisfying the senses from beginning to end.

With overtones of apple, raisin, and malt, the flavors are comparable to a warm fruit compote and freshly baked bread. A subtle floral hint completes the cup and leaves a lasting rose scent on the palate. This high caffeine level pure black tea, capable of multiple steeps, provides unlimited flavor discovery.

Region: Eastern Nepal

Altitude: 1800 Meters

Processing: Orthodox

Body: Full

Tasting Notes: Caramel, Baked Fruit, Honey

Pros

  • Tea-source focused - Each month, a different country's tea is highlighted.
  • Postcards with geographical information, tasting notes, and steeping tips.
  • Comes with free tea bags
  • Travel-themed - The worldwide flair adds another layer to the tea, making you feel as though you're traveling to each destination.
  • High quality tea from over 50+ countries (In this case, Nepal) 
  • Subscriptions are customizable. Only want caffeinated tea? Prefer herbal?.
  • Satisfaction guarantee. Their customer service team works hard to meet your tea satisfaction
  • Great for last minute gifts because you can schedule it out and recipients can choose their own preferences 

Cons

  • This is a subscription to loose leaf tea. If you like bagged tea, this subscription might not be suitable for you.
  • This subscription is generally suitable for adventurous tea consumers who like to try different things. Because Atlas Tea Club does not allow you to hand-pick your teas, you can expect a wide range of flavors.
  • May not be the cheapest option to receive your tea. (See alternatives below)

Buying the Product

Atlas Tea Club orders are packaged safely in a brown cardboard box. Tea is presented in sealed bags that help keep the tea fresh.

Each shipment contains two 40-gram bags of tea leaves, recyclable tea filters packed in a tiny linen bag, steeping tips to bring the tea to its peak form, tasting notes, and a postcard from the country of origin so you can learn about the background of tea culture within the region and what went into growing your leaves. Customers may also choose between the caffeinated Tea World Tour and the caffeine-free Herbal Tea Tour, as well as their tea preference of green tea, black tea, or a selection of pure teas.

Another advantage of single-origin, pure tea is that it commonly contains the entire leaf rather than the small parts or powder seen in blends. With the full leaf, you're one step closer to drinking tea directly from the source.

Here is how to acquire yourself (or another tea time lover) a tea haul each month:

  1. First, you will answer a few questions about your tea drinking preferences.
  2. Next, choose between variety, pure teas, or blended teas.
  3. Then you are able to choose between caffeinated and caffeine-free options. You can narrow your selections further by choosing between green, oolong, or black tea. 
  4. Finally, indicate how many tea pouches you want every shipment and whether you want them every two or four weeks. 

Amount of Tea Leaves: 1 tsp

Amount of Water: 8oz water

Temperature: 210° F

Steep Time: 4-5 min steep (Re-steep 4-5 times)

Caffeine Level: High

Learn more about Atlas Tea Club here.

At the current time of writing, the pricing is the following:

Atlas Tea - $14 per shipment plus $4.95 shipping

Simple Loose Leaf - $9 per shipment

Sips by -  $16 per month with free shipping.

Tea Box-  $25.50 per month

Benefits of Tea

For starters, tea contains less caffeine than coffee, which means you're less likely to experience caffeine-induced jitters, anxiety, or anxiousness than if you drank a cup of coffee. For example, an eight-ounce cup of black tea contains around half the amount of caffeine as an eight-ounce cup of black coffee.

Certain types of tea also include high levels of beneficial elements associated with heart health, disease prevention, and weight management. Green tea has been shown to be an excellent weight loss aid, and white tea contains polyphenols associated with a lower risk of heart disease. No matter how much I love coffee, I give props to tea: it's also incredibly great!

Results

These leaves resembled the White Prakash's black tea counterpart. I steeped this tea in 210°F water for approximately five minutes, as instructed. The flavor was malty and sweet, with hints of raisins and brown sugar. As I continued to sip, rose and red fruit notes emerged. It was incredibly smooth but had plenty of body.

Kumari Gold is a malty, rich beer with honey, golden raisins, buttery caramel, and a bittersweet finish. The aftertaste has a hint of roses and a buttery mouthfeel. A resteep of leaves tasted considerably more fruity and flowery than malty.

This tea is highly recommended for anyone who appreciates malty black teas. I might also suggest it to individuals who initially believed they did not like black tea. The richness and abundance of natural sweetness may alter your perception about what black tea can really be.

Bottom Line

Although I am a big coffee addict, I've been appreciating those post-lunch teas to help with my digestion. The tea leaves are single-origin, freshly harvested, ethically sourced, and, most importantly, they consistently create a wonderful tea experience. I especially like how the company has made it simple to pause or cancel subscriptions at any moment. Most of all, the costs are close to specialty grocery store pricing, but the flavors are clearly superior.

So, if you appreciate tea or alternate your coffee routine with a cup of tea sometimes, and want to learn about the history of your leaves, I would say that the Atlas Tea Club subscription is worth a try. Overall, I'm a big supporter of the "travel through tea" idea and believe Atlas Tea Club is a fantastic option for the more established demographic of tea lovers who appreciate single-origin, pure tea. This monthly subscription may be more difficult to market to casual tea drinkers. We've sampled a lot of tea, but if you are not really interested in tea from Nepal, return to our tea reviews! 

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About the Author

Product Tester & Writer

Bryan Huynh

Product Tester & Writer

Bryan Huynh is a determined Product Tester & Writer. Being a coffee addict, it is only right that he mainly tests and reviews different coffee from around the world and coffee subscription services.

Bryan Huynh is a determined Product Tester & Writer. Being a coffee addict, it is only right that he mainly tests and reviews different coffee from around the world and coffee subscription services.