Samabeong in Darjeeling is a remote garden east of Kalimpong town near the Bhutanese border. This isolated terroir gives the tea a unique flavour of its own. Originally planted by the Scots in 1882, its current tea-maker amazes us with the quality of these clonal leaves, with such high bud content.
Darjeeling 1st flush GiddapaharDJ-8
Renown for its old classic plants, this small, family-owned garden in the Darjeeling region of India offers us a black tea, hard-withered to preserve a level greenness in the leaves.
Brightness and liveliness are reflected both in the nose and cup, offering a complete aromatic palate of vegetal (bitter lettuce), floral (peony), fruity (strawberry) and woody (green wood) notes.
An invigorating crisp cup!
- Cultivar: «Pure China»
- Producer: M. Shaw
- Altitude: 1900m
- Date of harvest: April 1, 2021
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