DARJEELING NINE HILLS FIRST FLUSH TEA

Darjeeling Nine Hills First Flush Tea
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The special thing about this tea and unusually for a First Flush is the hint of 'Muscatel' sweetness in the aftertaste. There are also notes of pomelo, apricot, green almond and orchid. This is one of the best First Flush teas of the season, particularly in the Chinese leaf category. It is a beautifully prepared leaf with lots of silvery, silky buds in the mix. The infusion is a lovely, bright yellow with a fresh aroma. Previously listed as Singbulli Silk
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The special thing about this tea and unusually for a First Flush is the hint of 'Muscatel' sweetness in the aftertaste. There are also notes of pomelo, apricot, green almond and orchid. Famous for producing the best of excellent quality tea with fuller body and typical muscatel china flavour, the Balasun Tea estate is spread across rolling hills with moderately gentle slope and a wide open valley with Balasun river flowing at the bottom part of the garden. panoramic views. The garden altitude varies from 365 metres to 1375 metres above MSL and temperature ranges between 7-degree winter to a maximum of 30 degrees in summer. The estate is located near a tiny hamlet town of Sonada, one of the stations for the heritage Darjeeling Toy train and is near to Tibetan Chorten (Stupa), Tiger Hill, Chatkput Eco Village, Senchel lake, Senchel Reserve forest with oaks, chestnuts, walnuts, magnolias, rhododendrons, etc. During spring one can see the bright blooms of rhododendrons, cream magnolias and orchids in this moss-laden forest. The region is famous for its trekking routes and bird watching. The garden is easily accessible by road from Siliguri and the near Airport Bagdogra which is 50km away. The plantation was established in 1871 by M/s Davenport & Company Ltd. The original name of the garden was Nahore Balasun taken from the Lepcha dialect and was later renamed as Balasun after the river Balasun which flows through the garden. Jayshree Tea and Industries acquired the garden in 2005. Since the acquisition, the Jayshree tea management has invested in all-round improvement of the garden and factory infrastructure, employee welfare, regular in-filling initiatives and planned afforestation for climatic conservation. Complete renovation of Factory buildings, roads, office and houses and upgrading of the factory with the latest technology to improve quality tea. First flush teas from Darjeeling are amongst the most highly sought after in the world. The unique character of these spring teas from the foothills of the Himalayas makes them difficult to classify. They are barely oxidised so cannot truly be called black tea, although they share the same briskness and rich flavour. The infusion is as pale as a green tea but very different in flavour, so we cannot place them in that category either. Typically, the best qualities, which are the teas we deal in, have a fragrant, floral character, a refreshing, complex infusion and in the dry leaf an aroma reminiscent of fresh blackcurrants on the bush. The teas we source are from gardens where sound social and environmental policies are in place. They belong to many associations including IMO, USDA Organic, India Organic, Ethical Tea Partnership, Fairtrade, UTZ and the Rainforest Alliance. BAL DJ010

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Leaf GradeSFTGFOP-SP
StrengthLight, Flavoury Black Tea
Use Milk?No
Brew Time2 mins
Water Temperature95-100⁰c depending on milk usage.
Number of Infusions1