A 2nd flush Darjeeling tea from the Castleton estate. Castleton, is one of the top estates in Darjeeling, consistently producing excellent teas that are considered among the rarest and most prestigious of black teas.
This tea has muscatel notes with a wonderful light, sweet, flowery aroma and flavor.
Darjeeling tea is renowned for its excellence and often displays muscatel flavours and floral aromas. Darjeeling lies to the northeast of India, among the Himalayas, in the state of West Bengal. Every morning, as the mist rises from the mountains, tea pluckers make their way up the steep mountain paths toward the 87 gardens that have been producing the black teas of Darjeeling. The gardens are in fact plantations that, at times, stretch over hundreds of acres. But, they are still ‘gardens', because all tea grown here carries the name of the estate, or garden, in which it is grown.
Tea Grade: GFOP
This is FOP but with 'golden tips' which are the very ends of the golden yellow buds. The 2nd flush denotes the growing season in Darjeeling, which runs from June to Mid-August.