Organic Lady Orange
Super Premium 95 P.
- Blended with organic orange peel, apple pieces as well as cornflowers
- Additionally fragranced with organic bergamot and orange oil
|Tea Estate||Phuguri Estate|
|Terroir||Mirik, Darjeeling, India|
|Harvest||First Flush, 2022|
|Elevation||1,065–1,525 above sea level|
|Organic Cert.||EU certified organic|
|Grade||Super Premium (95/100)|
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.
A wonderfully balanced and refreshing version of the classic Earl Grey. Exquisite orange aroma perfectly complements the floral notes of the first flush Darjeeling. The citrus fragrance of orange and bergamot oils accompany a full-bodied flavour and soft texture that delights the senses. The tea is overall characterised by a sweet and fruity taste.
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
2–3g per 100–300ml water (75°C). Steep for 2–3 minutes.
High-quality, airtight, resealable standing zipper pouch with 9 protective layers to preserve flavour and protect against oxidation and contamination.
For an especially aromatic and traditional-tasting Earl Grey, we recommend an elegant glass teapot from Hario or, alternatively, a classic porcelain teapot.
A high-quality tea caddy made of cherry bark (solid wood, kabazaiku chazutsu) is ideal, though any airtight tea caddy with internal coating will suffice.
Super Premium 96 P.
€129.00 / 1kg