First Flush Darjeeling Tea
Superior quality whole leaf tea that gives a strong aromatic cup
First Flush teas are less oxidized during processing and the liquor appears more greenish in color than a typical black tea. The liquor of the tea is light and has a fresh brisk floral flavor. The tea is loaded with polyphenols which function as a powerful antioxidant, thus keeping you in good health. Known as the “Champagne of Teas”, Darjeeling tea has a unique flavour and taste owing to its geographical region and natural climate, not found elsewhere in the world.
Dry Leaf: Spring green leaves with silver tips.
Aroma: Fruity and nutty scent
Colour of Liquor: Bright Yellow
Flavour of the Tea: The liquor is sweet, full-bodied, well balanced and smooth tasting. It starts out on a brisk floral note, which lingers well into the middle. Look for notes of citrus around the edges.
Compliments: Steamed seafood, salads with creamy dressing, tropical fruit, and cheese.
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 give flavour.
Tea Master Recommendation: Best enjoyed without milk. Can 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 estate from where the tea has been sourced has the following certifications: HACCP/ISO 22000 Quality Systems Certification FSSC 22000 Certified Rainforest Alliance Certified, ETP Certified