This Indian Darjeeling black tea is a perfect introduction to Second Flush and one of the best we have in the catalogue. The garden of Castleton, more than 130 years of experience and one of the most prestigious of the region, is essential tasting for any tea connoisseur.
Darjeeling 2nd flush SingbulliLot Dj-102
This magnificent Darjeeling 2nd Flush style black tea comes from the Singbulli Tea Estate, a quiet little garden on the road into Darjeeling’s Mirik Valley. This garden has made a little reputation for itself with its exceptional large leaf clonal teas.
Long curled leaves with rich colors and flavours, tasting brings quite a complex experience. Its superbly balanced body with soft tannins brings out a burst of aromas in the mouth. Sweet at first with candied fruits, bitter orange and autumn leaves aromas, it also reveals a subtle floral scents in its finish.
- Cultivar: B157, T78 & P312
- Producer: M. Jha
- Altitude: 1800m
- Date of harvest: June 23, 2021
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