Origin: Rungbong Valley, Darjeeling Region, 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 elevation lends 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 classic Darjeeling was grown at the Rungbong Valley near the city of Darjeeling - the elevation of the tea garden ranges from 1100 – 1700 metres in height. The soil and weather at this elevation produces a wonderful, subtle muscatel flavour.
Tasting Notes: A pleasant, refreshing 2nd flush tea. The palate is bright, with a slightly vegetal flavour with hints of fresh hay. This grassiness lends itself to the classic mineral astringency, which builds to a tangible, dry pinch and a pleasant linger.
Brewing Instructions: 2g per cup. 100ºC water. steep 3-5 minutes.
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