Darjeeling 1st Flush, Castleton Estate

$38.50
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To aid pandemic relief efforts in India, IPOT is donating 20% of all 1st Flush sales to Unicef. Read more about how Unicef is working to provide supportive healthcare across the region.

Eagerly anticipated each spring, Darjeeling First Flush represents 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 style, the leaves are carefully hand-picked and undergo a unique hard withering process, which produces the characteristic fresh, nuanced fragrances and a bright flavor.

Sweet notes of almond and asparagus bloom in this lot (DJ 13) from the Castleton Estate, harmonizing with a faint aroma of milk chocolate. The china bush cultivars used for production yield a full-bodied cup, well balanced between nutty and vegetal, with a crisp finish.

Country: India
Region: West Bengal
Tasting Notes: almond, citrus, asparagus
Harvest Season: Spring 2021

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 second-1 minute steep

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