Origin: India, Darjeeling
Tea Estate: Teesta Valley
Tea colour: black tea
Grade : F.T.G.F.O.P.1
Aspect: rolled leaves with plenty of plump buds.
Colour: pale and dark green.
Scents: a richly fragrant, intense bouquet. Vegetal, almond, milk, orange blossom, rose and sweet vanilla notes.
Scents: rich, sweet, floral, vanilla, pronounced almond milk, a touch of coconut milk, followed by vegetal and herb notes.
Colour: a clear, golden yellow liquor with a hint of green.
Texture: thick, smooth and round in the mouth, then a delicate lingering astringency which gives this tea a good length.
Flavours: slightly sweet with a touch of acidity.
Aromas: a lovely succession of notes: floral (white flowers, rose, honeysuckle) with livelier hints (lily of the valley with fresh vegetal accents) and milk notes (almond milk).
Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a subtle, elegant tea with very long fresh vegetal (cut grass), fresh herb (sage) and aniseed notes.
This is a lot from a garden we know well! Elegant and well balanced, round and smooth in the mouth with floral and almond milk notes. The delicate astringency gives the fresh vegetal notes a delightful length.
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.