This first flush tea 2023 is made from the finest quality B-157 clones which is one of the premier clones planted in Darjeeling. The dry leaves are bright green in appearance and consist of two whole leaves and a bud. The teas are very mildly oxidized and are delicately processed to induce minimal damage. All oxidation is done overnight and naturally with nothing being induced vigorously. This tea is very light on the palette, having a very spring-fresh and flowery aroma. It has a mouthful fruity flavor that leaves a clean note of olives, peach, and vanilla with a pleasant and distinct aftertaste. You won’t get any green, vegetal taste, or any astringencies in this tea.
It is important to brew young first flush Darjeeling teas properly. Do not oversteep, as they can quickly become bitter and unpalatable.
1 heaping teaspoon tea leaves for every cup of water.
Use water at 190 degrees
Steep 3 minutes. We recommend tasting your brew at 2 minutes, and then allowing another minute if you wish. Do not go over 3 minutes!
Strain, sip, and enjoy one of the finest teas of the year!
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