India

Tea in India was initially developed by the British. The country mainly produces black tea in three major regions (Darjeeling, Assam, Nilgiri).

Darjeeling 2nd flush Singbulli Organic

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. The EX-17 organic lot we are presenting here brilliantly showcases why.

Sikkim 2nd Flush Temi Clonal

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Darjeeling 1st Flush Jungpana organic

This biological lot, produced from older tea plants, originates from one of the most famous gardens in Darjeeling. With a full and tasty liquor, the delivery on the palate is lively and aromatic, with full of notes of dry wood, fatty nuts and ripe fruit. Its character, full-bodied and malty, makes this tea a worthy morning companion by its simplicity.

Darjeeling 1st flush Puttabong Organic

A rich and flavorful mid-flush organic delight that crops up every year in Puttabong Tea Estate (known affectionately as the “Clonal Queen”) just north of Darjeeling town. This blend of cultivars (including the popular AV2 and the elusive T78) presents a well-defined taste profile, easy to follow as it develops in the mouth. Light herbal and flowery head notes moving into darker nuances (incense and muscat) before trailing off with fruity hints at the end (peaches). This year’s thirst quenching Darjeeling by excellence.

Darjeeling 1st Flush Singell Organic & Fairtrade

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!
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Darjeeling 1st Flush Sungma organic

Located near the Nepalese border, this garden offers a certified organic tea, produced with a sense of tradition. Its liquor, fresh and invigorating, is a pleasant balance between its woody (bark), mineral, cereal and fruity notes. Its finish is highlighted by a subtle hint of muscat aromas. A complete and satisfying tea that will keep delivering on its promise of quality throughout the year!

Tea Studio - Nilgiri Coonoor 03

These large, dark, metallic leaves come from the blue mountains of the Nilgiris, in Southern India. It is a stunning example of a tea from this category and is sure to please fans of light and aromatic black teas. Fruity (candied papaya, peach) and lightly floral (osmanthus) bouquet. On the palate, the bright liquor shows well-structured tannins and possesses spicy (pepper, coriander seed), fruity (orange zest, preserved fruit) and slightly malty aromas. The soft finish is long with nicely balanced fruity tannins.

Darjeeling 1st flush Giddapahar

Light, bright classic First Flush from a small family run garden with a big heart in the South of Darjeeling. This lot, produced from original old tea bushes (1890s) consists of large finely rolled leaves. Crisp, clear and refreshing, this tea shows great herbaceous character, nuanced by fruity (tomato) and woody (bark, nuts) aromas. An unpretentious tea enhanced by a charming aromatic bouquet!

Darjeeling 1st Flush Thurbo

This world class tea garden bestows upon us this heavenly clonal First Flush delight. This lot, composed of large leaves and curled buds, is typical of modern aesthetics. It’s light and spacious liquor ranges from scents of herbs and flowers (wild spring flowers) to supple notes of peach and muscatel. A perfect example of pure AV2 cultivar and the glory of young tea plants in the Himalayan soil.

Darjeeling 1st Flush Tukdah organic

Rich, sophisticated classic First Flush from the North of Darjeeling. Tukdah is a garden of great reputation that has been very quiet for 10 years and suddenly come back on the scene. This organic lot boasts the traditional compact flavour of established seed-grown plants from the 1890’s and promises to mellow beautifully with age. Lively aromas of herbs, wood and spices, altogether rounded by a subtle zesty finish. Well balanced, great mouth feel: the true spirit of old plant Darjeeling.

Tea Studio | Nilgiri BMD 03

Celebrating their 20th year Camellia Sinensis have created the Tea Studio with an international group of partners, an experimental tea factory in Nilgiri India focussed on the artisanal creation of new teas. This Bai Mu Dan style white tea is composed of beautifully dried large leaves in hues of yellow and soft green. The liquor, smooth and silky, gives frank aromas of herbs, fruits and flowers. Its zesty finish is most refreshing.

Tea Studio | Nilgiri Mao Feng 03

Celebrating their 20th year Camellia Sinensis have created the Tea Studio with an international group of partners, an experimental tea factory in Nilgiri India focussed on the artisanal creation of new teas. Here is a green tea produced in the Chinese style of Maofeng teas with its leaves rolled in curly twists. Its liquor is lively and astringent, with notes of artichokes, apricot and warm honey. A vigorously tonic green tea for your everyday consumption. 

Maple Tea

Creating a 100% pure and authentic maple tea was a challenge we were definitely up for!

Tea Studio | Nilgiri Kukicha roasted 01

Celebrating their 20th year Camellia Sinensis have created the Tea Studio with an international group of partners, an experimental tea factory in Nilgiri India focused on the artisanal creation of new teas.

Darjeeling Autumnal Jungpana organic

Amateurs of classic Darjeeling teas will be pleased of this rich and balanced autumnal lot from Jungpana Tea Estate. These graceful leaves show sustained oxidation and give a coppery, well-structured infusion. Woody and fruity aromas (zest, raisins) later develop hints of spices, leather and roasted nuts on the palate. A must-add to your morning routine!  

Darjeeling Autumnal Seeyok organic & fairtrade

The Organic and Fairtrade Seeyok Tea Garden produces tea in a perfectly classic Darjeeling way : coppery and woody liquor with just enough astringency to accompany any breakfast. Its butterscotch accents nicely soften its full-body and warm character, and will certainly help you through the rigors of winter.

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