- Serving Size: 2.5g /cup
- Steeping Temp: 100°C
- Steeping Time: 2 to 5 mins.
- Certification: Organic
- Origin: India
- Caffeine: High
Darjeeling Black, FTGFOP 2nd Flush
This premium, second flush organic black tea comes from Ghoom, one of the highest elevation regions of Darjeeling (5,495 ft). The lightly oxidized, multi-colored leaves are sprinkled with silver buds. Sweet, floral and fresh with hints of muscatel flavor and glowing auburn infusion. Slightly bolder than the First Flush it is a delightful tea perfectly suited for any time of the day with food or without.
Poobong, nestled on the slopes of the Himalayas, is a small tea estate but one of the oldest in India, established in 1913. Since then, it produces an excellent quality teas that remain amongst the most sought-after in the world. The place itself is quite beautiful with mist and clouds hovering just out of reach since the altitude varies around 3000 to 5000 feet. The word Poobong means "valley of bamboos" a reference to an exotic setting where the tea itself grows.
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.
2 min without milk, 5+ min with milk
Tasting NotesCertification: Organic
Grade or Quality: FTGFOP
Aroma: Clean, floral
Infusion Aroma: floral and fresh
Infusion Color: auburn
Base flavor: Muscatel Grape
Infusion Strength: Medium
Have you tried Darjeeling Black, FTGFOP 2nd Flush? Tell us what you think!
Very gentle black tea. Was one of the first teas I started drinking. Doesn’t stand out among my newer teas.
Submitted on August 8, 2016 by qualiTEA
I really had hopes for this tea but I was disappointed. I have had wonderful Darleeling brought from there to me.
Submitted on January 1, 2014 by rogerbenham
I tested this tea on a die-hard black tea lover. He adored it. This is one of my husband’s favourites as well and I can see why. Light and yet very flavourful and smooth.
Submitted on April 4, 2013 by happytea
A very mild tasting tea and nice aroma. I prefer a stronger tasting tea. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a gentle tasting tea or is just getting into tea drinking.
Submitted on April 4, 2013 by Ocho!
Submitted on October 10, 2012 by CharlesE