Sikkim Organic Black Tea
The Bermiok Tea Estate is a boutique garden situated between 2,000-3,000 feet above sea level. It produces limited quantities of handpicked organic orthodox black tea. The garden is 100% clonal and the teas have a distinctive full-bodied, woody flavour. The teas capture the aromas of the virgin Himalayan forests and fresh water streams. The estate practices sustainable organic agriculture, no chemical insecticides and fertilisers are used.
Dry Leaf: Brownish-black, well rolled with silvery tips.
Aroma: Woody flavour and clonal
Colour of Liquor: Amber
Flavour of the Tea: A distinctive full - bodied, woody flavour. The tea captures the aromas of the virgin Himalayan pine forests.
Compliments: Best enjoyed along with dessert and sweets.
Brewing Instructions: Always use fresh water. Bring water to near boiling point. Take one teaspoon of tea leaves in a cup. Pour the heated water and steep the tea for 4-5 mins. Adjust the time of brewing as per desired strength. Leaves can be steeped multiple times till it gives flavour.
Tea Master Recommendation: Can add a dash of milk else add honey and lemon to taste. Always use fresh water. Do not use re-boiled water. The brewed leaves can be steeped multiple times with an increase in steeping time. Sip it when it cools down a little instead of boiling hot for enhanced flavour.
Certifications: The tea is sourced from Sikkim which is India's first 100% Organic State. Everything grown in the state is certified organic and no pesticides are sold, traded or stored in Sikkim.