From magnificent gardens, only a short distance from Darjeeling, the delicate leaves and golden buds of this fall lot have been transformed with care and expertise. The resulting liquor is sweet and light, displaying its rich floral perfumes, honey and subtle fruity (apple) and chocolate accents. Simply exquisite!
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From the neighbouring region of Assam, Meghalaya, comes this aesthetic tea with long leaves combined with intoxicating coppery buds. Its liquor is round and offers a well-balanced tannic structure highlighted by its powdery texture reminiscent of cocoa. Its woody and caramelized notes nuanced by fine floral accents support its finish - both soft, and full of freshness.
From Arya Tea Estate, a relatively small garden in Darjeeling’s East Valley, comes this organic black tea made from fall harvested leaves.
The organic and Fair Trade Seeyok Tea Garden produces tea in a perfectly classic Darjeeling way: coppery and woody liquor with just enough astringency to accompany any breakfast.
From the vast plains of Assam, the Banaspaty garden offers us this tea with uniform and slightly broken leaves.
Japan is not well known for its black teas. It took us five years of research (and tastings) to find a decent representative of this unusual tea style with a true sense of identity.
A real classic, our summer Darjeeling Jungpana delivers its promises of an exceptionally aromatic tea. It offers a rich and bold infusion with complex scents (Muscat, exotic wood, malt) the markers of a superior batch. A very smooth mouth-feel underlined by delicate tannins support the deep and warm finish showcasing Jungpana’s typical spicy fragrance.
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.
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Here is a rare black tea from Taiwan, made using the well known T-18 cultivar which is derived from a cross between a large leafed tea from Burma (Ashamu) and a wild tea tree from southern Taiwan.
This biological lot, produced from older tea plants, originates from one of the most famous gardens in Darjeeling.
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.