Location, 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 spring first 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 relatively short time, under constant supervision to ensure the full development of the flavour bouquet, which is delicate and floral. In the last stage the tea is fully dried in an oven for 23 minutes and hand-packed into tea crates.
This tea is exclusively sourced from the above mentioned tea farm in Ambootia, Darjeeling, India. Sourced directly from the tea estate.