Organic Makaibari First Flush Black Tea
This outstanding tea is biodynamically farmed at the Makaibari estate in India’s Darjeeling district. Established in 1859, Markaibari is the oldest estate in Darjeeling, where a strong commitment to sustainable farming prevails. This organic and Fair Trade Certified tea is made from the celebrated first harvest of early Spring, called the “first flush.” Its light, floral cup has a fragrance all its own, with nuances of green and black tea. Our First Flush Darjeeling has a bright, lemony infusion with punchy astringency and classic first flush character. It is slightly flowery and has fruity notes of Muscat grape. We recommend infusing first flush Darjeeling black teas with a slightly lower water temperature and shorter steeping time than that of other black teas.
Sustainability is a cornerstone of Arbor Teas’ business philosophy. In addition to offering an exclusively organic selection of teas, they recently became the first tea company to offer their whole catalog in 100% backyard compostable packaging. They’ve also carbon-offset the entire supply chain of their products, from origin to the customer, making Arbor Teas the greenest option for Earth-conscious tea drinkers, and one of few tea companies recognized by Green America.