- Serving Size: 2.2g /cup
- Steeping Temp: 100°C
- Steeping Time: 2-4 mins.
- Certification: Organic
- Origin: India
- Caffeine: Medium-Low
Darjeeling Black, FTGFOP 1st Flush
This Darjeeling first flush tea was harvested during Spring of 2017 and the leaves have a floral scent and a lively character. This first flush from Avongrove Tea Estate is quite in demand. Crisp, subtle infusion, this Darjeeling is attractive and stylish. A light cup with a pungent flavour.
First flush teas are considered more expensive due to its bright liquor, lively character, beautiful aroma and more complex flavour. First flush Darjeelings are produced in less quantity so the demand outstrips the supply.
Avogrove Tea Estate is in the Rungbong Valley, between 2200 ft and 5700 ft, with the Balasun river flowing by. Avongrove means Bird’s Nest and is bounded by Dooteriah tea estate in the North, Nagari tea estate and Nagri farm in the South, Turzum tea estate and Sungma tea estate in the East. Its plantation area is spread over 180 hectares which produces over 60,000 kg of fine Darjeeling teas.
At Avongrove, tea is manufactured in the traditional way, nurturing every leaf from the time it is carefully hand-picked to when it is packed with pride as the finest Darjeeling.
Tasting NotesCertification: Organic
Grade or Quality: FTGFOP
Aroma: Sweet, delicately fruity, floral with a pleasant but subtle vegetal note
Infusion Aroma: Creamy, sweet, fruity, lightly malty
Infusion Color: Pale amber
Base flavor: Creamy and smooth, fruity, hint of muscatel, slightly malty
Infusion Strength: Light