Darjeeling – great Indian tea
Darjeeling is know as perhaps the most exclusive tea district. The taste is light and refreshing with a flowery or fruity note. Darjeeling is a small district in northern India, and the around 80 tea estates together produce only around 10 000 ton, which is very little. Especially the first pick of the year, the first flush, is a delicacy. The arrival of the first flush is a happening in the tea world.
The first flush is normally not completely oxidized. As a result, the leaves are often greenish, and with a wonderful flowery aroma. In order to get the best out of the first flush, one should not heat the water to more than 85-95 °C.