Organic Black Tea - Bermoik Tea Estate, Sikkim
Bermiok Tea Estate is the only privately owned tea estate in Sikkim, it produces prized organic tea which is exported to leading tea boutiques in Korea and Taiwan. The garden is 100% organic and is planted with Clonal Tea. The estate is in a remote Himalayan Village nestled in the pristine foothills of the Kanchenjunga surrounded by snow clad mountains, clean springs and fresh mountain air. The teas have distinctive full bodied, woody flavour. The estate is under the guidance of expert tea planters who have more than 80 years experience of running large tea estates.
Dry Leaf: Brownish-black, well rolled with silvery tips
Aroma: Woody flavour and clonal characteristic
Colour of Liquor: Amber
Flavour of the Tea: A distinctive full - bodied, woody flavour. The teas capture 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.
About the Garden: 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 Himalayan mist. The estate practices sustainable organic agriculture, no chemical insecticides and fertilisers are used. The bulk of their produce is exported.
Certifications: Sikkim Organic