Our exquisite Luxury Darjeeling First Flush Tea, delicately combine 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.
This beautifully balanced black tea imparts a bright and clear amber liquor and a light and invigorating flavour with fruity, floral notes. The succulent, silvery leaves offer a gentle sweetness and refreshingly astringent flavour, which can be enjoyed at any time of the day.
Tea region - Darjeeling, India.
Tea brewing guidance - Use ca 200ml of water per 3g of tea. Boil water to 100℃. Steep for 4 minutes.
The Tea Experience
A truly sensational cup of tea is a treat for all the senses. Aroma, colour and flavour all play an important role in creating the perfect tea experience.
The tea aroma - The dry leaf has a refreshing aroma with floral notes of spring and a delightful scent of muscatel.
The tea colour - The brewed tea has a rich and clear amber hue that beautifully captures sunlight and instils a sense of warmth and relaxation.
The tea flavour - The tea imparts a warm and toasty flavour with intoxicating floral notes and subtle hints of fruit and spring.
The tea 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.