This is a delicious green Darjeeling from Selim Hill Estate and it is an easy-drinker. It is for the tea enthusiast who appreciates green teas but prefers simplicity and lack of astringency. It does not have the ‘biting’ green taste that many green teas have. It has a complexity and depth of flavor. The flavor is filled with nuance – it has a lush softness and a buttery body that speaks to Darjeeling enthusiasts. It has many of the same qualities as the black teas of this region, but with an unoxidized leaf.
The fine aroma is fresh, crisp and herbaceous, and suggestive of sage, thyme, and other green herbs. The liquor is light amber in color that perfectly suits the flavor that this tea carries.
Selim Hill Tea Estate is one of India's oldest organic farms, located in Kurseong area and in Darjeeling district. The location of the estate is considered mid-level, and the gardens are perched on a hilly slope with varying elevations that rise up to some 3,500 feet and faces the mountain on its north. There are over 200 workers employed in the garden. Selim Hill was established in 1870.
Organic green tea (Camelia Sinensis)
|Serving Size: 2.5g /cup|
|Steeping Temp: 78°C|
|Steeping Time: 2 mins.|
|Caffeine: Medium Light|
|Grade or Quality: Leaf|
|Aroma: Grassy, sweet|
|Infusion Aroma: Light, sweet|
|Infusion Color: Light Amber|
|Infusion Strength: Medium|
Story, Folklore, History
The Story of Darjeeling Tea:Many teas from Darjeeling are considered the world's finest, however the Darjeeling tea plant is actually the small-leaf Chinese species of Camellia sinensis, rather than the broad-leaf Assamese variety. The cultivation of tea in Darjeeling began in 1841, with the planting of the Chinese tea plant by a British surgeon posted there during British rule. Traditionally a black tea, Darjeeling tea gardens have now begun to produce green, oolong, and white varieties. Only tea cultivated in the Darjeeling area can bear the name of Darjeeling.