This superb lot is from the "Heritage" section of this classic garden, planted with 150 year old tea bushes. The infusion of its beautiful whole leaves reveals a clear liquor, lively and balanced, with a rich aroma making it one of the best Darjeelings this year. Its herbaceous and floral notes contribute a surprising lightness to this fine and refreshing tea!
Darjeeling 2nd flush CastletonLot DJ-108
This Indian Darjeeling black tea is a perfect introduction to Second Flush and one of the best we have had in the catalogue for years. The garden of Castleton, 130 years of experience and one of the most prestigious of the region, is essential tasting for any tea connoisseur.
Copper coloured leaves and buds offer subtle saline and caramel notes. Once steeped, an initial aromatic floral burst, develops into a woody, earthy and roasted hazelnut body.
An exemplary Himalayan tea.
- Cultivar: «Pure China»
- Producer: M. Gajmer
- Altitude: 1900m
- Date of harvest: June 20, 2020
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