Makaibari First Flush FTGFOP1 Darjeeling - 2016 Harvest

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 Makaibari First Flush FTGFOP1 Darjeeling - 2016 HarvestMakaibari First Flush FTGFOP1 Darjeeling - 2016 Harvest 

Makaibari First Flush FTGFOP1 Darjeeling - 2016 Harvest

Makaibari tea garden lives in harmony with the surrounding rainforest. This First Flush imparts unique muscatel flavour with mild pine and sweet notes.

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SKU:  TTMMAKA16TAS050

Tea Story

The exquisite soft and aromatic leaves of our revered first flush Darjeeling tea are plucked immediately after winter when the plants are bursting with succulent flavour. Harvested from one of the oldest tea estates of Darjeeling, the leaf infuses to a gleaming, golden-yellow liquor with a smooth and subtle structure. Imparting the very finest astringency and well-loved, nuanced floral aroma that are characteristic of this well-loved tea, our spring flush FTGFOP1 Darjeeling can be enjoyed at any time of the day, preferably without milk.

Tea from the Makaibari Tea Estate is highly sought-after by tea enthusiasts, as it is one of the premier tea gardens in Darjeeling. Makaibari Estate was established in 1859, making it one of the oldest family-owned tea gardens in Darjeeling.

Located in Kurseong subdivision, in Darjeeling District, Makaibari sustains seven villages and 1.587 people: Kodobari (Millet fields), Fulbari (Flower Garden) and Koilapani (Blackwater) and Cheptey are in the Western side of the estate, while Makaibari (Cornfields), Thapathali (Thapa Village), and Chungey are situated in the Eastern side.

Three rivers flow through Makaibari and empty into the Balason (the primary river of the region).
A three megawatt, run of the river small hydroelectric power generation plant is currently being contemplated on the River Rakti. Once completed, the SHP plant will provide an uninterrupted green, clean and sustainable energy source for the entire estate as well as for the neighbouring region.

 

Region & Time of Harvest

This tea is harvested in spring in the Makaibari Tea Estate, Darjeeling, India.

 

Tasting Notes

  • Appearance

    Rolled leaves with snowy buds and green leaves

  • Aroma

    Fresh and fruity aroma

  • Flavour

    Well balanced cup with muscatel and sweet notes

  • Colour

    Golden yellow

 

Brewing Guidance

Makaibari tea garden lives in harmony with the surrounding rainforest. This First Flush imparts unique muscatel flavour with mild pine and sweet notes.

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