Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Darjeeling First Flush Organic Phuguri is 2018’s newest, and also one of its best Darjeeling First Flush Teas. And like all Darjeeling First Flush Teas, Darjeeling First Flush Organic Phuguri has an excellently neat, green leaf and when brewed, boasts a bright amber liquor. Smooth, flavoursome and slightly vegetal, it aims to please with every sip.
But that’s not all as it can likewise offer potentially life-changing benefits when consumed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle. Choose any Black Tea, be it Assam, Ceylon, Kenya or, of course, Darjeeling, for improved cardiovascular health, enhanced cognitive function, a reduced risk of Type II Diabetes and even, although studies are preliminary, a reduced risk of developing certain types of cancer.
The possibilities are nearly endless, although none are quite as important as this tea’s ability to satisfy your taste buds while also promoting sustainability in the worldwide tea industry. Any tea deemed “organic”, such as this particularly wonderful one, are grown and processed without the use of pesticides or insecticides, bio-engineered genes and petroleum or sewage-based fertilisers. What this means is that, ultimately, you’re taking your first steps to making this world a better place. What more could you want from your morning cup of tea?
Nevertheless, with hundreds if not thousands if not millions of different types of tea, including unique types of Darjeeling First Flush Tea and Organic Tea, why choose Darjeeling 1st Flush Organic Phuguri Tea? The answer to that is where it’s grown and produced: the Phuguri estate, which is located in the Mirik Valley of Darjeeling, India. Phuguri is at an elevation ranging from 3,500 to 6,000 feet, a factor that plays an important role in the taste and quality of Darjeeling 1st Flush Organic Phuguri. Other factors include an ample amount of rainfall in the area, a north-east facing garden, and a well-equipped factory on site.
The Phuguri Tea Estate is one of the biggest Darjeeling Tea-processing Tea Estates of the district with an annual production of 150,000 kg. Each tea, including Darjeeling 1st Flush Organic Phuguri Tea, passes through the experienced, skilled, and dutiful hands of Phuguri’s pickers and factory workers and are also subjected to extensive quality control and strict supervision. The finished product is, quite simply, superb.
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Black Tea.
Origin: The Phuguri Tea Estate, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Darjeeling 1st Flush Organic Phuguri Tea is best enjoyed without any accompaniments, although milk, sugar, honey, or lemon can also be considered as optional extras.
Tasting Notes: Vegetal flavours are usually found in Green Teas, making Darjeeling 1st Flush Organic Phuguri Tea a unique one. It is smooth; it is refreshing; it is everything you’d expect from a Darjeeling First Flush Tea and more.
Colour in Cup: Amber liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits: Aside from tasting great, Darjeeling 1st Flush Organic Phuguri can, contrary to popular belief, improve oral health. Many believe that Black Tea stains teeth but in reality, it can kill or suppress cavity-causing bacteria from either growing or producing harmful acid. The evidence was unearthed during a collaborative study conducted in conjunction with the US University of Iowa and the Institute of Odontology at Göteborg University, Sweden. Participants in the U.S. division of the study were given Black Tea to rinse their mouth with for 30 seconds, five times, waiting three minutes between each rinse.
The reasoning for this was to simulate the effect of sipping tea. The Swedish division, meanwhile, saw volunteers rinse their mouth with Black Tea for one minute, 10 times a day. Both co-operating studies discovered that the more participants rinsed, the more their plaque and bacteria levels fell. But why? The reason was the abundance of polyphenols - antioxidants - in Black Tea, which can not only improve
- TypeBlack Tea
- Health PointsAnti Oxidants
- Caffeine LevelMedium
- OptionsLoose Tea
- Time of DayBreakfast