Origin: Darjeeling Region, West Bengal, India
Description: Early in its tea-growing history, the region of Darjeeling gained worldwide recognition for its fine teas. The teas produced in this area have a characteristic muscatel flavour and are sought after for their delicate astringencies and unique flavour. The high Himalyan elevations lend interesting colour profiles both to the oxidized leaves on their own, as well as variation in the colour of their steeped liquor. A truly distinguished cup, Darjeelings are known as the champagne of teas. This tea is a broken leaf Darjeeling, thus providing a punchier more astringent cup than its whole leaf relative.
Tasting Notes: A fragrant and attractive broken leaf, this 2nd flush Darjeeling has light floral notes and a crisp, grassy finish. The scent carries a musk of weathered wood and warm grain. The flavour is akin to malted tobacco with hints of maple sap. The tea has a clear brassy astringency which builds mid-tongue and the bite of classic Darjeeling tannins lingers pleasantly.
Brewing Instructions: 2g per cup. 100ºC water. steep 3-5 minutes.
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