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Origin: India, Darjeeling
Tea Estate: Puttabong
Aspect: evenly rolled leaves according to the traditional black tea method.
Scents: pronounced fruit, stewed fruit and jam notes with hints of citrus and rose, and underlying woody, cocoa aromas.
Scents: round and warm notes. Woody, fruity (stewed fruit, jam), a hint of rose, lemongrass and honey.
Colour: a clear liquor that really gleams, with a coppery-brown colour.
Texture: supple in the mouth, then a delicate astringency that develops and lingers in the middle.
Flavours: a touch of sweetness to start, and a touch of acid in the middle of the palate.
Aromas: rich, well balanced notes. An attack of honey and fruit (pronounced grape, muscat), a hint of geranium, lemongrass, then developing spicy, woody, vanilla notes. The fruity bouquet remains from start to finish.
Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a lovely length, with woody (twigs) and fresh liquorice notes.
A summer plucking from a garden we know well. Its delicious supple texture is accompanied by a delicate lingering astringency, revealing fruit (grape, stewed fruit), honey and woody notes with a hint of lemongrass and geranium.
Throughout the year, our experts travel in the tea plantations looking for the best pluckings and new, rare, delicious teas.
The fact that we travel so extensively, that we taste and buy on location has many advantages and allows us to find rare crops by looking outside the traditional supplier circuit, to taste and to share with you the harvests of small plantations, which are often hidden away.
Visiting tea estates regularly and thereby establishing long-lasting relations with our suppliers allows us to guarantee regular quality control of the teas we buy, and to continue our mission: to bring you the best quality teas and to share our travels and experience with you, while concerning ourselves with environmental issues, working conditions on the estates and the fair trade practices to which we adhere.