From the foothills of the Himalayas, this Darjeeling is of the higher quality leaves of the TGFOP range with a vast quantity of tips. It has a soft aroma and a light character with flowery notes. A great breakfast or afternoon tea.
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: TGFOP1
Denotes the highest quality leaves of the TGFOP classification. The tea comes from the end bud and first leaf of each shoot. FOP contains fine tender young leaves rolled with the correct proportion of tip. Tippy denotes a large proportion of golden tips present in the tea.