Darjeeling First Flush Tea Goomtee

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Brewing instructions

Brewed with water at 90 Degrees, let the flower unfurl do not remove flower. This is can be steeped a number of times.

Brewing instructions


Darjeeling First Flush Tea Goomtee is one of the most popular Darjeeling Teas we currently stock. It is an "FTGFOP1", which stands for "Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe". This means it has the highest 'tippy' content, while also having a very full leaf.

Many know Darjeeling as the "Champagne of Tea". Our Darjeeling First Flush Goomtee Tea goes above and beyond this name, offering a delicate flavour that very few seasonal Teas produce to such extraordinary quality.

The Goomtee Tea Estate

The Goomtee Estate uses, for many of its Teas, the Chinese variety of the Tea plant. These grow on the mountain slopes between 3,000 and 6,000 feet. This prime location has cool, moderate temperatures and generous rainfall.

In 1899, a British pioneer named Mr Henry Lennox established the garden. Mr G.W. O'brien, another famous Tea-planter, took over production years later, followed by the ruling Rana family of Nepal after the end of the Second World War (1939-1945).

In the mid-1950s, the Goomtee Tea Estate changed hands again, this time to an Indian named Mr Mahabir Prasad and the Kejriwal family. He oversaw the upgrading of much of the estate's facilities. The current management with Mr Ashok Kumar now focuses on maintaining the traditional art of Tea-growing.

Choosing an Ethical Cup of Tea

Aside from its exceptional taste and quality, Darjeeling First Flush Tea Goomtee has ethics on its side. The Goomtee Tea Estate enjoys a family relationship with its workers. This often spreads over many generations.

All workers at the Goomtee Estate, as well as their respective families, have access to free housing and healthcare. Children also have access to schooling facilities, with assurances made by the Goomtee Estate of absolutely no children workers in any capacity.

Why choose Darjeeling First Flush Tea?

The Camellia sinensis (Tea) plant, like many plants, lies in a state of dormancy during the winter months. Dramatic storms often plague the region of Darjeeling during the winter, meaning workers must take extra care in looking after their Tea crop.

By the spring, however, Darjeeling's weather cycle plays an integral role in the quality of the Tea it produces. The valleys and hilltops come to life in time for the 'first flush' of the year. Darjeeling's first flush produces Tea unlike any other. When brewed, it consists of delicate, tender flavours with light, floral undertones. Tea Connoisseurs around the world adore it for this remarkable taste. We suspect that you will, too.

Useful Information

Type of Tea: Black Tea.

Origin: The Goomtee Tea Estate, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India.

Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 2 to 4 minutes.

How to Serve: Most connoisseurs choose to drink this Tea black. Some, however, may add milk, sugar, honey or lemon. The choice is yours!

Tasting Notes: This beverage has a distinct "Darjeeling" taste. It offers woody and earthy undertones with a bold muscatel note to follow.

Colour in Cup: Amber liquor with golden highlights, light in tone.

Benefits of Darjeeling First Flush Tea

All Black Teas, including Darjeeling First Flush Tea Goomtee, contain a wealth of antioxidants. These antioxidants can combat free radicals in the body, which are the product of natural, though harmful, human oxidation. Having too many free radicals in the body can lead to health complications such as cardiovascular disease and type-2 diabetes. Frequently drinking Darjeeling Tea, on the other hand, can reduce the risks of developing these chronic conditions.

Additional info
  • Type
    Black Tea
  • Health Points
    Health Points
    Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
  • Caffeine Level
    Caffeine Level
  • Options
    Loose Tea
  • Time of Day
    Time of Day
    Breakfast, Afternoon

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