Darjeeling 1st Flush, Risheehat Estate
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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.
The organic Risheehat Estate, which translates to “the abode of holy men,” ranges in elevation from 1800 to just over 5000 feet. The boldest of our first flush offerings this year, this lot (DJ 16) begins with deep aromas of magnolia and spice—and a hint of wintergreen—opening to earthy sweet flavors of squash blossom and honey.
Region: West Bengal
Tasting Notes: wintergreen, magnolia, squash blossom
Harvest Season: Spring 2021