Organic Darjeeling
Earl Grey
First Flush

SKU
5063-bio
Our super premium Organic Earl Grey made with fine single-estate, first flush Darjeeling. Refined with 100% organic bergamot oil from Italy. 100g
Character Soft, creamy, mineral, fruity sweet
Tea Estate Seeyok Estate
Terroir Mirik, Darjeeling, India
Harvest First Flush, 2022
Cultivar CH (China)
Elevation 650-1,300m above sea level
Oxidation/Fermentation 20-49%
Organic Cert. EU certified organic
Grade 96/100 p. (Earl Grey category); Super Premium
€12.90
100g

Delivery : 1–3 business days

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SKU
5063-bio
€12.90 / 100g
In stock

Tea Farm

The certified organic Seeyok Estate was established in 1869 and is located in the Mirik Valley at the foot of the Himalayas. This prestigious tea garden sits at 1,000-1,800m above sea level, an elevation higher than most tea gardens in the region. At the border between India and Nepal, the tea garden lies in the shadow of the Kanchenjunga Mountain with a view of the Rongbong Valley. The northeast-facing slopes benefit from high rainfall and a cool microclimate that is responsible for the characteristically robust flavour of the tea. The tea is processed according to strictly observed quality standards.

Character

Flavour

A pleasantly soft Darjeeling Earl Grey with wonderfully creamy mineral character, a subtle camphor note, and light fruity sweetness. The balanced citrusy notes from organic Italian bergamot oil harmonise perfectly with the mineral qualities of the tea.

Leaf

SFTGFOP1

Cup

Soft orange coral

Black Tea

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.

Preparation

Brewing Guide

2-3g per 100-300ml (75°C) water. Steep for 2-3 minutes. Suitable for several infusions.

Packaging

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

Recommended Teapot

For an especially aromatic and traditional-tasting Earl Grey, we recommend an elegant glass teapot from Hario or, alternatively, a classic porcelain teapot.

Recommended Storage

Ideally store in a quality tea caddy made from cherry tree bark (wooden, kabazaiku chazutsu) or an airtight, double-coated metal tin.

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