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Giddapahar Limited-Edition Hand-Rolled Darjeeling 2014 Autumn Flush Tea - 25g

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  • Our steeping in our steeping glass.
  • The dry leaves are really special.
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Product Description

This Giddapahar Limited-Edition Hand-Rolled Darjeeling 2014 Autumn Flush Tea is a premium tea that is a credit to the tea master’s art. The leaves are larger than usual, requiring more expertise than usual. Also, the production amount is small, so we are very pleased to be able to offer it to you. The aroma (like honey) and appearance of the dry leaves will be a great introduction to the flavors that await you. Those leaves are 100% AV2 clonal (not a blend!) from a hybrid tea bush whose reputation is growing quickly among connoisseurs of fine Darjeeling teas. This hybrid was specially cultivated over a number of years to produce just the right combination of flavors and aromas that those connoisseurs crave. Those flavors are complex (raisin, apricot, and a slight dryness), bold, a hearty character, a hint of astringency, and an enticing aroma. A stimulation for your senses.

Dry Leaves: coppery brown leaves with plenty of silver tips and a definite hand-rolled appearance

Liquor: bright golden color, sweetly floral aroma

Steeping Instructions:

Use fresh water heated to 185°F. Add 3-4 grams of dry tea per 8-ounce cup in the pot. Infuse 2 minutes, adding 15 seconds to each subsequent infusion. Leaves can be infused 3 times or more, depending on your taste. (For a stronger flavor use a higher water temperature and/or a longer steeping time.)

About the Giddapahar Tea Garden

The Giddapahar Tea Garden, located on a mountain at an elevation of 4,864 feet just a short drive from Kurseong, has been run by the Singh family since it’s founding in 1881. It is a smaller garden and produces only a fraction of what some more well-known gardens such as Margaret’s Hope produce. Their small factory sits near their family home. The tea plants grow on steeply sloped mountainsides, with mists being common. The jats (cultivar of the tea plant Camellia sinensis) are pure Chinese and are processed using the traditional and somewhat legendary methods for Darjeeling teas. The temperatures at that elevation tend to be rather cool so that the plants grow more slowly, producing the fine aroma and flavors in the leaves and cup.

All of our Darjeeling teas have the Darjeeling Tea Protected Origin Status

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