Darjeeling First Flush Tea Marybong FTGFOP1
Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Darjeeling Marybong FTGFOP1 (meaning “Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe”) comes from the Marybong Tea estate of the Darjeeling District, West Bengal, India. The estate was established in 1876 by Louis Mandelli, the name deriving from the Lepcha language, a local dialect, meaning “Mary’s place”.
Originally, Marybong was known as Kyel tea estate but was renamed following a merger with a neighbouring tea estate. Marybong is located near the town of Ghoom with the Tumsong and Lingia tea estates to the west, Liza Hill tea estate to the north, and Risheehat tea estate to the east. 285 hectares of its land is used for tea production with our Darjeeling Marybong FTGFOP1 considered the best of the best.
Noted for its delicate, almost grassy flavour and aroma, Darjeeling Marybong FTGFOP1 is for those who like to try something different. Better still, there are health benefits to be had from consuming this tea, including enhanced cognitive function and improved cardiovascular health. Impress friends and family with Darjeeling Marybong FTGFOP1 and share the love today!
Why is Darjeeling Tea called the “Champagne of teas”? The answer is simple: it tastes great! Tea was first discovered in India in 1823 which, compared with the history of tea as a whole, is not that long ago! Just over 40 years later, the region of Darjeeling consisted of 39 tea plantations spread over 1,000 acres, producing approximately 133,000 lbs of tea a year. But things haven't always been easy for the district.
Dating back to the 1980’s, movements led by a large proportion of indigenous Nepali Gorkhas and followers of the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) have often staged violent demonstrations demanding the establishment of a separate ‘Gorkhaland’ in West Bengal. Between 1986 and 1988 alone, an estimated 1,200 lives were lost amidst the fierce clashes. Sparks were ignited again in 2017 but as of present, the situation has been calmed.
Despite political turmoil, Darjeeling today boasts 87 tea gardens employing some 55,000 permanent workers and 120,000 during the harvesting season. The Marybong estate is one of many such estates leading the way while maintaining the good name of Darjeeling Tea. Be part of something special with Darjeeling Marybong FTGFOP1. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Black Tea.
Origin: The Marybong Tea estate, Darjeeling District, West Bengal, India.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Milk, sugar, honey, or lemon - the choice is yours. However, we prefer this tea to be served without accompaniments.
Tasting Notes: Unlike many Darjeeling Black Teas, Darjeeling Marybong FTGFOP1 has distinctive grassy notes and sweet undertones. It consists of a subtle flavour and leaves a delightful aftertaste.
Colour in Cup: Golden liquor with peachy highlights, light in tone.
Health Benefits: Any Black Tea, including this Darjeeling loose tea, can lower “bad” LDL cholesterol, improve oral health, and support the immune system; and that’s not all. According to some studies, Black Tea can even help you to lose weight. Darjeeling Marybong FTGFOP1 has metabolism-boosting properties which help the body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently. In doing so, exercise routines become more beneficial and produce more results. Just be aware that Darjeeling Marybong FTGFOP1 is not a miracle-brew that does all the work for you. In order to get the most out of your morning cup, you must also eat healthily and exercise frequently.