India

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

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Assam Doomni

This black tea from the plains of Assam in India is composed of fine whole leaf and a generous amount of golden tips. Notes of malt and dried fruit are complemented by floral and woody high notes. Its rich and creamy liquor has a slightly camphorated long persistence creating a sense of freshness!

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Darjeeling 2nd flush Castleton

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.   

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Darjeeling 2nd flush Giddapahar

Here is a black tea from India, coming from the small family garden of Giddapahar, Darjeeling. They are known for their original classic tea plants, but recently, they’ve been experimenting with new clonal plants (AV2).   

GRAND CRU Darjeeling 1st Flush (Bag of 50 teabags)

Now offered in individual teabags, our organic Darjeeling 1st flush contains the same Indian black tea leaves as our loose leaf Darjeeling 1st Flush.

Darjeeling 1st Flush Jungpana organic

This biological lot, produced from older tea plants, originates from one of the most famous gardens in Darjeeling.

Darjeeling 1st Flush Jungpana WM organic

This exceptional batch, organic no less, comes from one of the flagship gardens of the region. Its long fragile leaves produce its golden liquor with a supple and oily texture supported by the body of its generous tannins. You'll find subtle notes of flowers and berries complementing the more classical aromas of amber, bark and sweet spices. Just lovely from start to finish.

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.

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 Castleton

Active for over 130 years, the Castleton garden shines again in classic style. This early lot, produced before the lockdown in India, gives us a rich and tasty liquor enhanced by acidulous and mineral tones. 

Darjeeling 1st Flush Goomtee

Produced before the lockdown in India, this early lot from Goomtee’s old seed plants was transformed in the classical style typical of this garden. Dating back to the late 19th century, the Goomtee Tea Estate has more than enough experience to produce a great tasting cup.

Spring 2020 Tasting Kit: Inde

Selection of 3 teas from India.

Assam Banaspaty Organic & Fairtrade

From the vast plains of Assam, the Banaspaty garden offers us this tea with uniform and slightly broken leaves.

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