In Northern India in the foot hills of the Himalayas close to the borders of Nepal and Bhutan lies the province of West Bengal and the famous the plantations of Darjeeling.
In May and June the second flush of tea leaves are hand plucked, allowed to slowly wither to reduce their water content, steamed, machine rolled and then left to dry.
The Second Flush of Darjeeling tea leaves are famous for their "Muscatel" flavour which is described as having a "musky spiciness".
The leaves that make this luxurious Green tea are classed as "Steamed Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe #1" (STGFOP1), which is the highest grade of tea leaves.
Our Nagri Farm steamed Darjeeling Tea has a light aroma and a delicate light bodied taste with muscatel notes.
Origin: Nagri Farm, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
Elevation: Grown: 3000 - 4600 ft above sea level.
Tea Variety: Camellia Sinensis var. Sinensis
Cultivar: Phoobsering 312
Brewing Temperature: 60 - 85°C
Caffeine Content: Approx. 20mg per cup
Amount: 5g of tea leaves to 100ml of water
Sold in quantities of 100g