DARJEELING SFTGFOP1 2ND FLUSH | Springside Estate | India | Black Tea
Darjeeling is the highest elevation produced tea in the world.
Nestled high in the Himalayas, elevation plays a big part in the character of these teas. The cold weather & low levels of oxygen at this altitude serves to slow the growth of the tea plant, & encourage the development of deeper, richer flavours that cannot be achieved in traditional tea estates.
In addition, Darjeeling tea comes from Chinese genetics, but planted in an Indian terroir, making it lighter & less astringent than most black tea commonly grown throughout the rest of India, but more layered & complex than most greens.
The Springside Tea Estate is 1 of only 87 registered gardens in the district that are allowed to label their tea as “Darjeeling”. Counterfeits are abound & some blenders call their tea “Darjeeling” even if only 51% of the blend comes from Darjeeling.
*SFTGFOP1 2ND Flush stands for “ Super Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe, Grade 1, 2nd harvest (summer)”. Read more about tea grading HERE.
**Tea falling into this classification is a premier estate’s finest tea.
Duration: 4-5 minutes
Temperature: 100C° (full boil)
Amount: 2.5g or 1 tsp per cup
- If you like your tea brewed stronger or weaker, adjust the amount of tea leaves than what the brewing directions call for. Brewing your tea too long can extract an undesirable bitterness from the leaves
- Loose leaf tea can typically be steeped multiple times. However, each steeping will yield a slightly lighter flavor than the previous.
- To brew in a large teapot, increase the amount of loose leaf tea to match the total cups of water you’re using.
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