Organic Guranse
Spring Flush
Tips

Super Premium 96 P.

SKU
4436-bio
Elegant and finely floral spring first flush black tea from the Guranse Estate, one of the highest tea gardens in Nepal. Hand-picked, best orthodox quality. Certified organic since 2001. 80g
  • One of the highest-ranking tea gardens in the world
  • Certified organic since 2001
  • Recognised for commitment to social activism

 

Character Intensely aromatic, hazelnut, pear, a touch of white tea, creamy, soft, rounded, sweet
Tea Garden Guranse Estate
Terroir Hile, Dhankuta, Nepal
Harvest Spring flush, April 2022, hand-harvested
Leaf Tips
Cultivar P312 and Av-2
Elevation 1300-1,800m above sea level
Oxidation/Fermentation 15-19%: light oxidation. Withering, rolling, dry roasting (230-250 °C, 20-30 minutes), selection
Processing Method Orthodox process
Organic Cert. EU certified organic, JAS organic since 2001
Grade 96/100 p. (black tea category); Super Premium
€15.90
80g

Delivery : 1–3 business days

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SKU
4436-bio
€198.75 / 1kg
In stock

Tea Farm

Guranse Estate

The farm is managed with an emphasis on social activism, offering educational and training programs for the employees and their children. The tea garden has also been certified organic since 2001.

Character

Flavour

This wonderfully fruity Spring Flush Tea made from pure tips can be enjoyed like a classic darjeeling afternoon tea. The tea is creamy, soft and rounded, with aromas of hazelnut and pear. A sweet note is reminiscent of white tea. Suitable for second infusions.

Leaf

Green-white, aromatic, finely twisted leaves

Cup

Bright yellow-green

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.

Cultivation & Processing

The Guranse Estate is one of the highest-ranking tea gardens in the world. The climatic conditions in the highlands of Hile in Dhankuta Province, eastern Nepal are ideal. The elevation ensures an advantageous bracing climate with significant temperature fluctuations between day and night. The relatively high rainfall is balanced out by good drainage on the hill slopes.

Single Origin

This tea is exclusively sourced from the above mentioned tea farm in Hile, Nepal

Sourced directly from the tea farmer

Organic Certification

Preparation

Brewing Guide

2 heaped tsp per 200-300ml (80-85°C) water. Steep for 2 minutes.

Packaging

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

Recommended Teapot

A neutral porcelain teapot or a tall glass teapot with a built-in strainer, which allows the tea to float and steep freely, is recommended. A gaiwan is also very well suited for tea.

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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