Dry Tea Leaf:
Appearance: The tea leaves delicately plucked and the standard of plucking is from high altitude regions of the garden and consists of smaller fine tea leaves of consistent size denoting the freshness and tenderness of the leaves, which is apparent from the infusion. It consists of two leaf and a bud type of plucking. The colour is a mixture of light and dark green delicately rolled, a delight to the eye with lots of silvery bloom of the buds.
Fragrance: . The leaves are fragrant and has spicy notes coupled with notes of flora.
Appearance: Lighter shades of sparkling lemon.
Fragrance: The freshness of the just made tea has an enchanting effect coupled with floral notes of the Himalayas. The fragrance of orange and other citrus fruits is distinct when steeped for the 2nd infusion.
Flavour: The tea is very refreshing, gripping the senses with mild astringency. Floral notes are prominent when sipped followed by a sweet lingering complex taste which is felt as an aftertaste lasting for hours. The tea tastes equally good when sipped as it cools. Prominent citrusy notes were also felt. The tea is silky smooth and the cirtusy taste lingers as an aftertaste.
No. of Infusions suggested: Two good infusion followed by a third which yielded a lighter liquor.
Reasons to Buy: This is a must buy for those who have a special liking for Darjeeling tea from China cultivar. The standard of plucking and the finesse behind its manufacture makes this one of a kind from this garden under this category. Only a handful of tea gardens do take special measures and adhere to high standards to make such teas. Presence of divine complex taste and promises of a well rounded flavour profile as it matures later on, makes this tea a must have for your collection of exquisite Darjeeling teas. If looking for a premium tea from China cultivar then this is the tea you need to stock.