Amazingly quick nose, with the most enjoyable aftertaste. Hints of orange, but not enough to distract from the complete experience. A strong tea with strong characteristics.
Orange Valley (1st Flush) SFTGFOP1 - 2011
This prestigious Darjeeling tea estate is situated at altitudes of 1,520 to 1,830 metres, where cool temperatures, generous rainfall and cloudy skies broken by intervals of bright sunshine create exceptional quality harvests. The estate is surrounded by orange trees, which lend a unique and sparkling flavour to the tea. This first flush boasts long, elegant, jade-green leaves with a perfume reminiscent of soursop blossoms. The cup is translucent and glossy and yields a subtle taste of custard-apple followed by a persistent flavour of honey and mango, which envelope the palate.