Darjeeling Estate

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Grown in the northeast corner of India, among the foot hills of the Himalayan mountains, Darjeeling is a highly sought, coveted black tea.

Graded as FTGFOP1: second flush season.

It is the combination of high mountains, steep terrains, well-drained soils, extreme cold and intense heat, as well as a good level of rainfall that contribute to the exquisite muscatel character and floral aroma of Darjeeling teas.

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Since 1894, Murchie’s has been importing and blending the finest quality teas from select gardens around the world. As the decades have passed, the art of tea blending and tradition of excellence are handed down along with the old recipes. Today, Murchie’s offers traditional products and classic blends while also developing new combinations for a new generation of tea drinkers. We are proud to provide blends for events and occasions, from local landmarks to national observations and royal milestones.

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1.25 tsp for 250mL water 95C, steeped 4 minutes, drunk bare.

Dry leaf: brown flecked with some green and a few twigs. Aroma: winey wood.

Wet leaf: the green leaves brghten and open up fast — very pretty. Aroma: tannins, wet earth.

Liquor: medium brown, a bit darker than I expected.

Full and classic Darjeeing taste with a good body. I prefer a second flush, so I’m quite happy here. Lots of muscatel, and a slight bite back, almost like the pepper in some Yunnans.

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