This delicious First Flush Darjeeling is exceptionally fresh and lively, with a mild flavor and less astringency than the extreme and hand-rolled first flush teas. All of the Darjeeling teas are vintage, meaning they are not blended with any other teas. High in the snow-capped Himalayas, this tea is biodynamically and organically grown, where the cooler climate insures a slow growth and a rich flavor. The first flush of the tea bushes of Darjeeling happens in early May, when the crop is very small. The yield of these first flush growths is very small, making this tea very rare. First flush tea is exceptionally light- almost as light as a green tea, yet more flowery and astringent than the second flush teas. This tea has an unforgettable aroma, and is recommended for all occasions.
Organic, Biodynamic and Fair-Trade
Origin: Darjeeling, India (Ambootia Estate)
Caffeine Content: Med-High
Weight: 1/4lb - $75 (Avg. 60 Cups) / 1lb - $225 (Avg. 240 Cups)
Quantity: 1 heaping teaspoon (approx. 5-7 grams) per 12oz.
Water temperature: 205ºF
Brewing time: 3-5 minutes.
Infusions: 4 +
*For each additional infusion add 1 minute to brew time