Darjeeling 1st Flush, Castleton Estate

$36.00
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Eagerly anticipated each spring, Darjeeling First Flush is the initial harvest from plants that have lain dormant all winter. The mountainous region, at the foothills of the Himalayans, has long been celebrated for its dramatic landscape and distinctive teas. For this unique style, the buds and tender young leaves leaves are carefully hand-picked, and undergo an unusual hard withering process to rapidly drive off moisture. This produces the tea's characteristic nuanced fragrances and a light, bright flavor.

This tippy lot (DJ 10) hails from clonal AV2 cultivar plants at the renowned Castleton Estate; the resulting floral and nutty flavor boasts notes of almonds and fresh green beans. Enticing aromas of milk chocolate and white flowers round out the cup.

Country: India
Region: West Bengal
Tasting Notes: daisy, almond, milk chocolate
Harvest Season: Spring 2022

2 oz

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Brew temperature    200º F
Western style brewing    3-4 grams, 3 minute steep
Gaiwan style brewing    ¼ full, 30 seconds - 1 minute steep

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