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1st flush Maharani of Darjeeling Special

Classification: 1st flush Darjeeling Gopaldhara Maharani of Darjeeling Special SFTGFOP 1 – black teaCultivar: Darjeeling quality tippy clonal variety P-312 and P-157 Origin: India, West Bengal, Darjeeling, Mirik Valley, Gopaldhara tea Estate Grade: Exceptional, TerrificPicked: April 2019Dry leaf: Small, curly reddish-brown leaves and golden hairy tips. Floral fragrance with hints of peaches and herbs. Very creamy, almost buttery on the nose and super fragrant.Infused Leaf: Light reddish-green leaves, uniformed. Aroma floral, fruity – peach and mango and after the rain “petrichor” sensation.Liquor: Bright, crisp amber cup with super floral aroma - orchids and peonies! Liquor light in the body, mellow and smooth. Taste is incredibly floral with juicy fruitiness. The after-taste is sweet, fruity with a little zinginess. About: Established...

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1st flush Darjeeling - Mighty Spring TEA

We are in search of the best 1st Flush Darjeeling of this season!What are you searching for?As we love 1st flush picks of many Darjeeling tea Estates, some plantations have always been more prominent to us than others. The beautiful and never changing quality of these teas, outstanding flavours and freshness is something what we are looking forward to each spring. This spring 2019 is not any different.Why do we love 1st flush Darjeeling Tea?The flower bouquet attack of the tea is like a burst of spring to our eyes, the fruitiness is like a summer dance to our taste buds, the after rain aroma “petrichor” (a pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of...

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Tea Sourcing - Meng Ding Huang Ya “Yellow Bud”

Classification: Meng Ding Huang Ya “Yellow Bud” - yellow teaCultivar: Jin ji zhongOrigin: China, Sichuan province, Ming Shan County, Ya An, Mengding MountainGrade: Grand cru, Elite, RareBud: Sword shaped imperial bud pluck, buds super hairy (fine pekoe) yellowy-green and perfect in shape, sleek and shiny and unified. Aroma of Almonds, Chestnuts and sweet garden green peas.Infused Bud: Infused buds are releasing an aroma of fermented hops, violets and sweet honey.Liquor: Straw coloured cup with incredible aroma of orchids, violets and honeysuckle. Liquid is remarkably thick and round on the tongue with herbaceous and flower notes. The smooth and sweet taste is balanced with slight acidity and enriched with hints of fermented hops and roasted peanuts. After-taste is sweet vanilla with...

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Tea Sourcing - Gyokuro "Jade Dew"

Classification: Gyokuro Kagoshima, organically grown.Cultivar: YabukitaOrigin: Japan, Fukuoka prefecture, Kagoshima, Kirishima Grade: Grand Cru, ExquisiteDried Leaf: The beautiful dark green leaves are extremely shiny, needle like and differ in shape and length. They give a delicate scent of lilies, mangoes, chestnuts and herbs with under-notes of eucalyptus and pepper.Infused Leaf: Infusion turns the leaves into vivid green and dense paste with strong & sweet green vegetal aroma.Liquor: The cloudy, pistachio green cup releasing an aroma of steamed green vegetables, thyme & butter. The liquid is extremely rich and creamy, fresh and delicate with generous notes of mixed fresh herbs like rosemary & parsley, spring vegetables like spinach & courgette and fresh walnuts. This is a remarkably balanced tea with sweet,...

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Tea Sourcing - Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong

Classification: China Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong – Lightly smoked black teaOrigin: China, Fujian, Wuyi mountain, Tong MuGrade: Exquisite, MagnificentDry Leaves: Small twisted dark black tea leaves of even size with beautiful golden tips – very matte on surface and little hairy. Superb aroma of lychee, smoke and pine wood.Infused Leaves: Greenish-brown, small and sleek leaves with an aroma of moist forest ground and gently dried pine wood.Liquor: Clear and bright mandarin coloured liquor with beautiful greenish rim. Aroma of exotic wood with sweet & pine notes. Cup very smooth and mellow with rich deep oak bark taste and soft sweet dates, rose and fire. Amazingly balanced liquid with no astringency and hints of cardamom.Wonderfully refreshing tea. About: Zheng Shan is...

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