Puttabong tea estate was founded in 1852, making it the oldest in Darjeeling. Its poetic name translates as "the house of green leaves". The estate is spread out over 436 hectares and stands at a height of between 450 and 1,900 metres above sea level. Puttabong is managed using ecological farming practices.
This spring Darjeeling is characterised by complex floral and zesty fragrances, which develop against a delicately powdered texture.
This tea is grown organically and certified by Ecocert, an accredited independent certification body.
- Darjeeling, India
- Tea colour:
- black tea
Appearance: small twisted leaves
Colour: pale green and dark green
Fragrances: toasted, vegetal
Fragrances: fruity (zesty), floral, brioche
Texture: silky, powdered finish
Flavour: sweet, sour
Fragrances: fresh vegetal, almond, floral, zesty, vanilla
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 3'45 minutes in water heated to 85°C.
Grands Crus: savour the exceptional
Rare and ephemeral, teas identified as Grands Crus by Palais des Thés are the result of alchemy between a tea plant variety, its terroir and the talent of an artisan grower. Meticulously plucked, processed and sourced in the most respected tea gardens, our Grands Crus unveil unique flavours that reflect the refinement of their origins.