The Singbulli garden (which means “Bird’s House”), which we are familiar with now, is situated in Mirik (Darjeeling district) and covers 494 hectares. The climate there is ideal for growing tea, with a maximum of 30°C in summer and a minimum of 2°C in winter.
In terms of processing the leaves, the method is similar to that used for the spring harvest, except thatthe oxidisation of the leaves is more pronounced. Combined with the climatic factors, this produces a brown liquor in the cup, with opulent, woody, fruity aromas.
A rounded tea with a fine acidity, it is characterised by woody, waxy and honeyed notes with a long, burnt finish.
This tea is grown organically and certified by Ecocert, an accredited independent certification body.
- Darjeeling, India
- Tea colour:
- black tea
- Appearance: rolled leaves, relatively even in size.
- Colour: brown with glints of mahogany.
- Scents: woody, fruity, roasted.
- Scents: fruity (stewed fruits), waxed wood.
- Colour: amber.
- Texture: silky.
- Flavours: slight acidity.
- Aromas: waxy-woody start with notes of honey, toast and stewed fruits and a hint of spices.
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a round and complex tea with intense waxy aromatic notes giving way to an attractive toasted finish.
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 4 minutes in water heated to 85°C
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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.