This is a fresh first flush tea just after winter. It’s from Rohini Tea Estate, the youngest tea estate in Darjeeling. Rohini is mostly the first garden to produce the first flush in Darjeeling in 2023. The dry leaves are bright green in appearance and consist of finely plucked whole leaves. It has a tantalizing sweet aroma of fruits with abundant fresh flavor. The cup is very fruity and mellow with rich notes. The flavor is full and it leaves behind a very pleasant and distinct aftertaste. The low temperatures experienced during winter impart a very distinct character to the tea.
During the month of February when the temperature is low and the climate, in general, is very cool. The tea bushes are grown and harvested at an elevation between 1500-3000 feet. The high elevation imparts a special flavor to this tea, making it unique in the world-class. The workers are very careful in their plucking to make sure only the best shoots with prominent buds are plucked. The Plucking is of such fine quality that the tea only needs to be hand sorted and the machines used to make the tea are very rare. First flush teas are known to be slightly oxidized to ensure that all the exquisite flavors are prominently present. This tea undergoes natural oxidation during the manufacturing process and as such, there is no induced oxidation for this tea. This Darjeeling first flush 2023 is a true delight and one of our finest choice among many Darjeeling Tea.