Premium Black Tea Organic First Flush Reserve
Our Premium Black Tea Organic First Flush Reserve is a sweet savory first flush Darjeeling with notes of deep honey and grains
Tea/Origin: Organic Black Tea (First Flush Darjeeling) | India (Makaibari Estate)
nut, gluten and dairy free
Caffeine level: ●●●
The location of where this tea is grown is just as interesting as the tea itself. Makaibari Tea estate is one of the oldest gardens in Darjeeling, having been in continuous operation since 1859. The estate is 100% organic and biodynamic. The garden follows integrated management utilizing permaculture where the tea bush is part of a multi-tier system of trees, as opposed to a farm that grows only one crop. The forest on the tea estate covers 70% of the tea bushes.
Makaibari Tea Estate, image courtesy of Makaibari
This beautiful First Flush Darjeeling, has a deep honey and granola-like taste, with a sweet finish. You'll find the tea to be sweeter if you drop the temperature a bit to somewhere between 190 and 195 degrees fahrenheit. Wait for your tea to cool a bit, before your first sip. You'll enjoy the sweeter finish much more that way.
How to Prepare:
Mug (8oz water):1.5 level tsp • 195º • Steep for 2 min.
Teapot: Recommended Method (8oz water): 2 level tsp • 195º • Steep for 1 min.
Resteep: 2 times for 2 min.
Covered teapots retain more heat, therefore the Teapot method requires less time for steeping.
Add more tea to your taste to make the tea richer or stronger, rather than leaving the tea to steep longer than directed.
Great as Iced Tea!
No Artificial Flavors.
No tea dust.
High quality ingredients.