FF Darjeeling House Blend - No.08

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FF Darjeeling House Blend - No.08

This First Flush Darjeeling loose leaf tea is perfect for enjoying any time of the day and imparts a clear golden liquor with fruity, floral notes.

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  (23 Reviews)

SKU:  TTMDARTAS050

Tea Story

Our exquisite luxury Darjeeling First Flush loose leaf tea delicately combines the fresh, invigorating and grassy qualities of the revered spring flush tea leaves with the stunning muscatel hints that are characteristic of this well-loved and nuanced tea. Darjeeling is one of the most revered and well-loved tea districts in India - and in the world. Tea farmers in this area have been passing down expert tea knowledge from generation to generation for almost 200 years.

The succulent, silvery leaves of this Darjeeling loose leaf tea offer a gentle sweetness and refreshingly astringent flavour, which can be enjoyed at any time of the day.

Ingredients - First flush Darjeeling black tea.

Information for tea connoisseurs

Unlike most Indian teas, Darjeeling tea is normally made from the small-leaved Chinese variety of Camellia Sinensis, rather than the large-leaved Assam plant, Camellia Sinensis Assamica. Tea planting in the Indian district of Darjeeling was introduced in 1841 by Arthur Campbell, a civil surgeon of the Indian Medical Service. Campbell was transferred to Darjeeling in 1839 from Kathmandu, Nepal. In 1841, he brought seeds of the Chinese tea plant, Camellia Sinensis from Kumaun and began to experiment with tea planting in Darjeeling. The British government also established tea nurseries during that period. Commercial development began during the 1850s.

 

Region & Time of Harvest

This tea is harvested in Spring Darjeeling, India

 

Tasting Notes

  • Appearance

    Even size rolled leaves with plenty of silvery and tender green tips

  • Aroma

    Light, floral and refreshing

  • Flavour

    Gentle, sweet and refreshing

  • Colour

    Light Amber

 

Brewing Guidance

Customer Reviews
Average Rating (23 Reviews):  
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Rating:  
Tastes much more like a green tea than I expected
Monday, 29 October 2018  |  Alasdair

This is advertised as a black tea, but it has lots of green in it, visible in the dry tea and when made. It also tastes much more like a green tea than I expected, as if it was trying to be an oolong. Some people will like this, but it wasn't what I was after and they really shouldn't describe it on the web page as a black tea. To be fair, the photo on the web page does show it as being fairly green, and maybe I should have taken more notice of that.

 

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Rating:  
Full of characteristic Darjeeling flavour without too much astringency
Wednesday, 3 October 2018  |  Alison

A good tea, full of characteristic Darjeeling flavour without too much astringency. Leaves can be steeped twice so good value for money.

 

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Rating:  
Seems to be very acceptable
Wednesday, 12 September 2018  |  John

Have only just tried this a couple of 'pots' and it seems to be very acceptable.

 

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Rating:  
Excellent value
Tuesday, 21 August 2018  |  Norman

Excellent value. To my palate, the tea tastes better with slightly cooler water (90 deg) rather than water just fresh off the boil. The cooler water brings out the floral notes while reducing astringency.

 

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Rating:  
Very pleasant to drink
Saturday, 11 August 2018  |  Dave

Very pleasant to drink not overpowering

 

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