The origins of our 2023 Puttabong First Flush Darjeeling
Indulge in the rich heritage of Darjeeling tea with our exquisite First Flush Darjeeling tea, meticulously handpicked from the renowned Puttabong Tea Estate in Darjeeling, India. Puttabong tea estate is one of the first commercial tea planation in Darjeeling cultivated by one of the tea pioneers Dr Campbell with a legacy dating back to the early 1850s, this iconic estate has been producing some of the world's most sought-after teas, revered for their exceptional quality and distinct flavor profiles.Nestled in the picturesque hills of Darjeeling, the Puttabong Tea Estate is located in the Kurseong valley, at an elevation ranging from 1,800 to 2,200 meters above sea level. This unique geographical positioning, coupled with the estate's cool misty climate, fertile soil, and abundant rainfall, creates the ideal conditions for cultivating teas of unparalleled taste and aroma.
The First Flush Darjeeling tea from Puttabong is harvested during the early spring, immediately after the winter dormancy period, when the tea bushes awaken with a burst of new growth. This "first flush" of delicate leaves and buds results in a tea that captures the essence of the season, boasting a light, floral aroma and a refreshing, vibrant flavor.
Crafted with utmost care, our First Flush Darjeeling tea undergoes minimal processing to preserve its natural characteristics. The tea leaves, with their distinctive greenish appearance, unfurl elegantly in your cup, revealing a bright golden infusion that delights both the eyes and the palate. Savor the nuanced notes of muscatel, a hallmark of Darjeeling teas, along with light fruity notes.
Puttabong Tea Estate takes pride in its commitment to sustainable practices and the well-being of its workers. By choosing our First Flush Darjeeling tea, you not only experience a cup of unparalleled quality but also support a community that has dedicated itself to preserving the art of tea cultivation for generations.
Whether you are a tea connoisseur or an avid enthusiast, our First Flush Darjeeling tea from Puttabong Tea Estate promises a memorable tea-drinking experience. Immerse yourself in the rich flavors and storied heritage of Darjeeling tea with each sip, transporting you to the misty hills of India's most cherished tea-growing region.