Namring Estate Darjeeling
First flush. (FTGFOP) From the Selim Hill garden. Beautiful flavor with a delicate, flowery finish. Our Namring Estate Darjeeling is a light, bright tea, perfect for a refreshing morning cup. Some green flecks are visible on the smaller tea leaves, indicating the first flush of tea picked, or spring flush. Darjeeling teas are considered the rarest and most prestigious of black teas. We recommend that you drink it plain, without milk or sugar, to appreciate its flowery bouquet and distinctive mellowness. A small resort town located in northwest Bengal, Darjeeling is in the small neck of India that separates Nepal and Bhutan. Namring Estate is in Darjeeling and dates back to 1855 when the British first planted high quality Chinese tea bushes grown from seeds. Because of its elevation, Darjeeling was a hot weather retreat for the British government and a popular vacation spot. Namring Estate remains one of the largest and most productive tea estates in India. It is located at a high elevation, with the tea plants grown 3,000 to 6,000 feet above sea level.