Arya Ruby - Exclusive Darjeeling Second Flush 2011
DRY TEA: Keeping to the exacting character of this tea, the stlyish leaves are evenly twisted with an abundance of tips. The leaves are grey with a smattering of green and yellow. As always the tea has a superb bloom.
INFUSION: The leaves turn largely caramel, with dark green streaks. The nose is robust possessing a malty aroma with a strong hint of the muscatel Darjeeling tea is famous for.
CUP: The liqor is almost amber echoing a second flush hue. The tea is fragrant with smoky, floral characteristics that is mature with a great lingering aftertaste. This is a beautiful tea that never fails to satisfy connosuiers of Darjeeling.
BREWING INSTRUCTIONS: A tea spoon a cup. Steep in near-boiling water for 3-5 mins.
OCCASION: A perfect number to show-off during highteas.
The garden, very close to Darjeeling town, was established in 1885. Although small compared to many other gardens – it is only around 310 acres – Arya tea garden is now recognised for its high quality Darjeeling teas.