The Tao of Tea, 100% Organic Fragrant Indian Black Tea, First Flush Darjeeling, 3.5 oz (100 g)
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- Artisan Quality
- Pure Leaf Teas
- USDA Organic
- Brews 60 Cups
Darjeeling, located in the Himalayas of Northeastern India, is an area regarded to produce the 'Champagne of Black Teas'. It is one of the four main tea growing regions in India and the highest in elevation at 6,000 feet. The area comprises approximately 86 teas estates in Darjeeling covering three districts (Darjeeling, Kurseong and Kalimpong) with almost 30 percent now offering Certified Organic Teas.
The Prized First Flush
The term 'First Flush', refers to the first plucking season of the year which is March to mid-April. Teas from the first flush are generally more fragrant and light.
After the newly sprouted leaves have been plucked, they are withered over warm air for a few hours to reduce moisture. Once a suitable suppleness is achieved in the leaves, a delicate rolling of the leaves is performed. The leaves begin to oxidize (change color from green to dark) and the flavor develops. Finally, the leaves are oven baked.
The term most often used in describing Darjeeling teas is 'Muscatel', referring to the distinct white grape flavor. First Flush Darjeeling has several textures to the brew, a slightly dry taste and a lasting aftertaste.
Grown at a 100% certified organic tea garden.
Brew one teaspoon of leaf in eight ounces of filtered water at 185F for four minutes.
100% organic black tea leaves.
iHerb Customer Reviews
Great tender and reach taste
Posted by Reviewer1575611 on Nov 05, 2011
Loved it, definitely will order another time.
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An excellent tea
Posted by Reviewer2603153 on Mar 04, 2012
Well packaged, very tasty
Posted by Reviewer1243362 on Jan 04, 2014
And aroma as well.
Posted by 4906872613848574448 on Mar 12, 2014
Nice blend. Light.
this is a very good tea
Posted by 5146456352335272331 on May 23, 2014
This first flush Darjeeling is light in both texture and color and is quite smooth. It holds up to double steeping. If you are looking for a tea you can drink every day, you've found it. Compared to other good quality Darjeeling teas, the price is right on this one.