Black Teas from Darjeeling, India
Complex full flavour large clonal leaf tea from the small boutique Arya Tea garden. Planted at the highest point on the estate, at an altitude of 1820 meters, as one of the highest estates in Darjeeling the bushes grow slower, producing less tea per plant each season. The result, a rich full flavour tea with notably none of the classic Darjeeling astringency but a much sweeter taste extravaganza, a flavoursome red cup with smooth chocolate velvet notes.
"Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent."Dalai Lama More details
Home to some of the worlds most famous teas, Darjeeling is revered the world over for producing the 'champagne of black teas'. Sourced direct from the very best tea estates in Darjeeling, this Fairtrade certified special first flush is treasured for its rich golden liquor and distinctive muscatel flavour. With breathtaking views across the majestic Himalayas, Darjeeling is also known as the 'Queen of the Hills', and understandable why Tibetan monks had called this home as far back as 1765.
"There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea."Bernard-Paul Heroux More details
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Acclaimed as one of the best tea producers in India, the Temi Tea Garden is the only estate in the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Sikkim, and teas are rarely exported. It produces rare high-grown teas, similar to neighbouring Darjeeling, but from distinctly younger bushes. The gorgeous looking leaves deliver a refined golden liquor with hints of ripe fruits.
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea"Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady