~ Darjeeling - 2nd Flush ~
Brewing: 1 tsp per cup ~ 100°C ~ 3-7 mins
Country of Origin: India.
Grade: TGFOP1 & TGFOP.
Altitude: 3500-7000 feet above sea level.
Manufacture Type: Orthodox.
Infusion: Bright tending light.
Cup Characteristics: Good body with a classic muscatel character. This quality is only available in June with the 2nd flush season.
Ingredients: Luxury black tea.
Antioxidant Level: Very High.
Caffeine Content: Medium.
A delicious blend of our two classic Darjeeling teas, Mim and Margaret's Hope. Both teas picked during the 2nd flush (end May - end June). Unlike other Darjeeling 'blends,' this one is actually a 100% true mix of Darjeeling teas; created to make a new flavour balance, and not at all a tea-room mishap involving both teas being accidentally mixed in an irreplicable quantity.
The Mim & Margaret's Hope estates are in the Darjeeling area of Northern India. The genus of the Darjeeling tea bush is the Chinese Jat, which gives it the distinctive muscatel character. Because the tea is grown at such high altitudes and in relatively cool weather the bushes do not grow quickly, and as such the production is limited. Never before have we offered a blend of these two prestigious teas, so we hope you enjoy this unusual tea while it lasts.
Pour into your cup, add milk or sugar to taste.
Iced Tea Brewing Method
Make as for hot, but add extra tea - a rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the amount of tea leaves used per cup. When the tea has cooled, pour over ice. It is important to make it a little stronger as the ice will water it down.
Alternatively, you can cold brew the tea by placing the tea leaves in a jug and adding cold water. Leave to infuse for a few hours (or overnight in the fridge) strain and enjoy. Cold brewing will give a smoother taste.
Please note: Top quality teas may cloud when iced, this is due to their naturally high levels of polyphenol and is perfectly fine for drinking.