The Rungmook Estate is located in the northernmost part of Darjeeling near the border with the Ambootia Tea Estate and Nepal. The elevation of 1,246m offers ideal climatic conditions for a rich second flush tea with full notes of muscatel. 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.
This tea is exclusively sourced from the above mentioned tea farm in Mirik, Darjeeling, India.
Sourced directly from the tea estate.