- Harvest: Spring 2019
- Farming: Certified Organic
Darjeeling 1st Flush uses only the smallest, freshest buds and leaves, harvested at the start of spring, right after the winter dormancy. The 1st Flush is an anomaly in the black tea category being only partially oxidized, making it more similar to a green or oolong. By not fully oxidizing this tea reveals all of its intense floral aroma. This tea comes to us from the organic Arya Tea Estate in Darjeeling, India, which sits at an average altitude of 1500 meters.
The Arya Tea Estate was established in 1885 and was originally known as 'Sidrabong'. The garden was founded by Buddhist monks who developed and cultivated the Camellia sinensis plants from different varieties of Chinese seed.
The flavor is crisp , clean, with champagne notes. Ideally drunk on its own. Pairs well with light cheese, high tea style sandwiches, and fruit.
- 4g or 1T | 8oz. @ 190˚F | 1 minute
- May be re-infused 3 or more times