Origin: Puttabong Estate, Darjeeling Region, India
Description: The oldest and largest in Darjeeling, Puttabong Estate covers an area of over 20 square kilometers and is traversed by the River Rangeet. The dramatic geography, with soil that is steeped in seasonal rains and nourished by the climate of the Himalayas, all contribute to the flavour of the exceptional teas that are cultivated, harvested and produced under these conditions. Unlike the other Darjeelings that we currently carry, the leaves of this Puttabong are greener, and steep to a clear light umber.
Tasting Notes: The clear, delicate steep colour and flavour of this tea makes it one of our most gentle Darjeeling teas. The classic malty linger emerges from the cup with a subdued brassy taste, carrying with it a fresh, misted floral notes and sweet honeyed scent. The tea builds in astringency in the cup during a longer steep, reaching a fresh, full and grassy flavour, but maintains a serene complexity throughout.
Brewing Instructions: 2g per cup. 100ºC water. steep 3-5 minutes.
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