Organic Darjeeling
First Flush

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Green Darjeeling made from the second flush from the renowned Ambootia Tea Estate. Blended with highly aromatic tulsi. 100g
Character Soft, balanced, mineral, refreshing, pleasantly astringent, woody notes with mint and camomile. Calming
Tea Estate Ambootia Tea Estate
Terroir Kurseong, Darjeeling, India
Harvest Second flush, mid-May 2018, hand-harvested
Cultivar China
Elevation 950-1,450m above sea level
Oxidation/Fermentation 10-19% light oxidation. Withering, rolling, drying, selection
Processing Method Orthodox
Drying Oven drying
Cultivation Certified organic and demeter since 1992
Grade 94/100 p. (Darjeeling category); Premium

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Tea Farm

Ambootia Tea Estate

Ambootia means "mango grove" and the Ambootia estate is the successful pilot project of the Ambootia Group. In 1992 the group took over the estate, which was originally founded in 1861, and converted it first to organic cultivation and then into biodynamic (Demeter) cultivation. After a few years of adjustment, the estate began producing higher yields. Though these transitional periods costed time, the results are worth the wait. Initial skepticism from the farm workers has given way to complete persuasion: the estate employs reliable hiring policies, shares profits with the workers, provides for medicine and schools, and supports housing.



A green tea from the second flush at the Ambootia Tea Estate, carefully blended with Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum). A refreshing, mineral combination with woody notes of mint and camomile. A calming, comforting tea.


Fine selection of 2nd flush leaves and buds


Matte dark orange

Chai & Ayurvedic Teas

Black tea is the most oxidised form of tea. In contrast to green tea, the oxidation of the leaves after harvest and withering is not stopped with heat, but rather further facilitated by intensive rolling of the leaves, which breaks open cell walls and exposes the enzymes responsible for oxidation. Over the course of this process the leaves change from green to black and a full-bodied and broad aroma develops. The cup is often orange or red, which is where the Chinese name for this tea (hong cha, meaning "red tea") comes from.

Cultivation & Processing

The Ambootia Tea Estate is located in the northernmost part of Darjeeling near the border with Nepal. An elevation of 950-1,450m offers ideal climatic conditions for a rich and fruity tea. The exquisite flavour further benefits from the exceptionally natural cultivation methods and production process.

The fresh tea leaves of the summer harvest (second flush) have a high moisture degree of 75% that evaporates during the strictly monitored withering process when air is blown between the leaves. The tea is machine-rolled to open up the leaves, expose the leaf juices, and thus facilitate fermentation. The tea is fermented for a longer period of time than first flush and takes place under constant supervision to ensure the full development of the flavour bouquet, which has a muscatel character. In the last stage the tea is fully dried in an oven for 25 minutes and hand-packed into tea crates.

Single Origin

This tea is exclusively sourced from the above mentioned tea farm in Darjeeling, India. Sourced directly from the tea estate.

Organic Certification


Brewing Guide

2 heaped tsp per 200-300ml (70-80°C) water. Steep for 2-3 minutes.

Recommendation of the tea estate:

2.5g per 200ml (90-95°C) water. Steep for 3-5 minutes.

Cold Brew:

2 heaped tsp per cup added to a cold brew pot or flask. Pour over cold water and allow to steep for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.


High quality, airtight, resealable standing zipper pouch with 9 protective layers to preserve flavour and protect against oxidation and contamination.

Recommended Teapot

The ideal teapot for Darjeeling is a porcelain teapot.

Recommended Storage

Ideally store in an airtight, double-coated metal tin.

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