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Darjeeling Black Tea TGFOP1

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  • Darjeeling Black Tea TGFOP1

Darjeeling Black Tea TGFOP1

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This is a black tea with whole and even-sized leaves, and a scattering of golden leaves. It comes from the very beautiful garden of Puttabong, which enjoys an international reputation. This Darjeeling estate dates to 1848. Its first seedlings were probably brought back by Robert Fortune himself from one of his expeditions to China. After standing, this tea is a light orange color, its taste woody and mild. It can be enjoyed at any time of the day and is best drunk plain.
Water: 185?F (85?C)
Steeping time: four minutes

Availability: In stock

Special Price $24.90

Regular Price: $31.20

Details

Weight: 100 g (3.5 oz)
Tea Grade TGFOP1 
Includes: Tea Leaves, Packing Bag
Place Of Origin: India
Quality Guarantee Period: 36 Months

Tucked away in the foothills of the snow-covered Himalayan mountains of northeast India lies the hill resort of Darjeeling 6,000 feet above sea-level and in the most spectacular setting, surrounded by over 49,421 acres of tea bushes. On a clear day, Mount Everest is visible in the distance.

Good Darjeelings are always referred to as the "Champagne" of teas, the subtle, muscatel flavor and wonderful aroma being produced by the unique combination of cool, misty climate, elevation, rainfall, terrain, and the quality of the soil and air:

Most of the bushes cultivated in the Darjeeling region are grown from China seed, China hybrid, or hybrid Assam bushes. The Chinese plants, more resistant to cold, are found in the higher plantations of northern Darjeeling where some bushes grow on sloping terrain over 6,000 feet high. In the southern plantations, which lie at lower elevations, the Assam plant likes the plentiful rainfall. Darjeeling's 102 gardens produce approximately 16,534.7 tons per yean The pickers, always women, start gathering the leaves in the early morning and sometimes work on terraced slopes that climb steadily upwards at an angle of 45 degrees.

Because of the climate and high elevations, Darjeeling tea bushes do not go on growing throughout the year. The teas are picked from April to October, when the period of winter dormancy begins and growing stops. New growth begins in March after the first light showers of spring. This is the first flush. The second flush is gathered in May and June. The monsoon, which reaches the area in the middle of June and continues until the end of September; brings a total of 9 feet 9 inches to 16 feet 3 inches of rainfall. The teas produced during this period contain a lot of moisture and are of standard quality. The leaves are processed by the orthodox method of manufacture and have a brownish, black, well-twisted appearance with plenty of golden tip.

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