Temi 1st Flush

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From Tea Horse

A beautifully bright fragrant rare tea from the Himalayan kingdom of Sikkim.
What it is

Temi 1st Flush is officially a black tea, but is less oxidised and much lighter than usual blacks – to drink, somewhere between a black and a green tea. Its grade is SFTGFOP1 (standing for Special Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe grade 1). A bit of a mouthful but it makes for a lovely tea!
Where it’s from

Sikkim, not long ago an independent Kingdom in the Himalayan region of northeastern India, bordering Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan.
It’s story

The Temi Tea Estate is the only tea garden in Sikkim and is considered to be one of the best in India. The climate in Sikkim ranges from sub-tropical to high alpine and the slopes of the Himalayas produce some uniquely flavoured teas.

Why we chose it

As with Darjeeling teas, the Temi 1st Flush is thought to be the best, with an abundance of young tips adding to the delicate character of the tea. It produces a lighter tea perfect for drinking when the temperature rises and you don’t want anything too heavy. A rare tea and one we had to bring you.
What it tastes like

A really bright sun-coloured orange liquor produces floral and ripe fruit notes, not unlike a Darjeeling First Flush – but perhaps a little more exciting, with lightly spicy notes, a hint of honey and a slight astringency. It has a lingering tropical fruit aftertaste.
Drink it with

Delicate flavours – summery salads or afternoon tea with sandwiches and cakes, English cheese or creamy Camembert.

How to make it

Use one heaped teaspoon per cup. Let freshly boiled water cool slightly to 95ºC and then brew for three minutes. Generally served black but could take a splash of milk or slice of lemon if you prefer.

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3 Tasting Notes

807 tasting notes

This is a good tea but not as good as the same tea from Rare Tea Republic.
I will stick with RTR but wanted to note that if you are planning an order from Tea Horse this is quite lovely.
It has a juicy bright mouthfeel and has some very subtle spicy notes. The predominant flavor is of hay that has been in the sunshine.
Full review on SororiTea Sisters on the 14th.

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4843 tasting notes

This is a really delightful Darjeeling – very crisp and clean. Not overly sweet. Notes of flower, hints of spice, and barely-there notes of fruit that develop as I continue to sip, but never really become a dominating flavor.

A very pleasing, contemplative cup. Very enjoyable.

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6768 tasting notes

Thanks Liberteas
This is a nice middle of the road darjeeling to have on hand…not overly sweet but very nice, even, crisp, and clean!

Nice one!

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