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Okayti Tea Estate - 2023 Darjeeling First Flush Loose Leaf Tea

Spring 2023

Okayti Tea Estate - 2023 Darjeeling First Flush Loose Leaf Tea

Indian Black Tea

This luxurious Darjeeling black tea, is a sweet and floral toned exquisite loose-leaf first flush from one of the regions highest elevation single estate tea gardens.

From: Mirik Valley, Darjeeling, India

LOOSE LEAF TEA
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£3.50, Free - over £35

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2-5 days, Tracked

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1-3 days, Tracked

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£9.95

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£15.00

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Economy

From £5.50

Royal Mail

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Tracked

From £15.95

Fedex

3-5 days, up to 8*, Tracked

*Most deliveries will be made within the usual time-frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

Customers Ordering From Ireland - Please Note: Due to recent restrictions we are unable to ship Chinese teas to Ireland at this present time.

 

Rest of the World

 

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From £4.00

Royal Mail

8-15 days, up to 30*, Not Tracked (Offered for orders less than £50 only)

USA tracked

From £15.00

Fedex

2-3 days, up to 7*, Tracked

ROW Tracked

From £18.95

Fedex

1-5 days, up to 5*, Tracked

 *Most deliveries will be made within the usual time frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

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Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be before buying.

Customers Ordering From Ireland - Please Note: Due to recent restrictions we are unable to ship Chinese teas to Ireland at this present time.

If you have any questions, please contact us via sales@theteamakers.co.uk | 01322284923

*We aim to dispatch all orders within 1-2 days of receiving your request. However, this can vary during peak times and other conditions outside of our control. Therefore, the below estimates of shipping times have been provided by our couriers.

The origins of Okayti Tea Estate


The stunning black teas produced by the Okayti tea estate are renowned for their delicate flavours of sweet Muscat grapes and spring flowers whilst having brisk and aromatic aromas.

Our single estate spring first flush offers an enchanting aroma, with mild notes of Carnations and fresh vegetal notes, imparting a floral flavour with autumnal aftertaste. The finely twisted forest green leaves with ample silver tips have a floral aroma with notes resembling lily.

This stunning tea is made from tea leaves plucked after midnight under a clear full moon evening and processed before the break of dawn. Meticulously prepared this tea imparts mild notes of carnations with a delicious autumnal aftertaste. The leaves are delicately rolled before producing a beautiful bright orange liquor, a true delight for the senses.


Tea pairings and experience


To bring the experience of the tea garden directly to your cup this tea is best enjoyed without milk and sugar as the tea itself has such sweet floral notes. The flavour of the tea changes as the liquor cools down, taking you on a the journey of mild astringency and floral elements followed by a lingering delicate sweetness that can be found from the succulent leaves.


Although this tea is stunning when enjoyed alone, it is also beautiful when paired with sweet and savour foods. The light mellow notes of this darjeeling compliment dishes of smoked salmon and light creamy cheeses, as well as delicate pastries, lemon shortbread, macaroons and carrot cake.


If you love this Indian white loose leaf tea


One of the most eagerly anticipated times of year on the Indian tea calendar is the spring release of the first flush Darjeelings. Our tea tasters have sourced some of the district’s best for you to try. Some exceptional examples include Glenburn White Moonshine, Margaret’s Hope, Jungpana and Upper Namring. Give them a try, and don’t forget to let us know what you think!

You can find out more about Darjeeling and what makes its flushes so special in our Darjeeling 2023 First Flush Tea Journal article. For the full range of The Tea Makers of London white teas, browse our Tea Shop. 

Can’t decide which Darjeeling to order? Explore our Darjeeling tea collection to find your perfect brew.

Ingredients


Pure Darjeeling Tea

Tasting notes


The clean lemon yellow with orange tinge infusion is accompanied by a floral and fresh vegetal aroma, with undertone notes of carnations and lily. The bright orange liquor is a delight to the eyes, accompanied by a mild floral touch.

Region


Located in Mirik Valley, 45 kilometres from Darjeeling town, Okayti Tea Estate is adorned with beautiful slopes and subtropical climates with the soil of perfect conditions for tea plants to thrive. Producing tea of excellent quality since its inception, it still stands as a proud producer of the world's finest teas.

Learn more about Okayti tea estate

Planted in the early 1870s, Okayti is an organic Tea Estate encompassing the stunning hills of the majestic Mirik Valley, Darjeeling. Spreading over 1,600 acres of serene landscape with elevation ranging from 4,000 to 6,200 feet, one of the highest elevation tea estates in the region, producing revered single estate Darjeeling teas. Beautifully green with an astounding offering of flora and fauna, the estate is surrounded by tall pine trees with a remarkable view of the Himalayas.

How to brew

3g - 4g

3g - 4g

90-95°C

90-95°C

200ml

200ml

4 - 5 mins

4 - 5 mins

Okayti Tea Estate - 2023 Darjeeling First Flush Loose Leaf Tea

£12.50
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