Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Darjeeling Highlands Silver Tip Special 1st Flush
This late production first flush does not fail to deliver on flavour and freshness with a a bright and tippy leaf. The Highlands Estate is based on the higher elevation of the Longview Estate which is the largest producer of Darjeeling teas. The Longview Estate is located at the foothills and slowly merges into plains- it acquires its name from the fact that it stretches for a long as the eye can see.
Type of Tea- Orthodox Indian Black Tea.
Origin- Highlands Estate, Kurseong, Darjeeling, India.
Altitude- 1053 feet above sea level.
Leaf Grade- Super Fine Tippy Golden Orange Pekoe - Grade 1
Harvest- Late Season 2015
Brewing Guide- Use boiling water (100 degrees) Infuse for 3-5 minutes.
How to Serve- Best to serve on its own or with lemon.
Tasting Notes- A light, nutty- borderline creamy tea full of fresh first flush character and grassy notes.
Colour in Cup- A bright Champagne liquor
Pack sizes available- 50g, 125g, 250g, 500g, 1 Kilo. ( We pack everything fresh to order, nothing is off the shelf!) We pack all our teas in a unique material which combines card and foil, regarded as the best for retaining freshness and quality.
Storage- Airtight container away from strong scents.
Health Benefits- Green, white and black tea contains an antioxidant called polyphenols which reduce celluar damage which can lead to cancer. A study published in “cancer letter” 2005 demonstrated that black tea was just as effective as green tea in fighting cancer cells.
History- This estate used to be owned by C G Adams and was opened in 1873. After a deadly fire in 2008 which destroyed most of the factory, it has now been restored and is producing high quality Darjeeling tea once again. The landscape in Darjeeling are reminiscent of the Scottish Highlands, you can understand why Darjeeling was a favourite among the Scots during British Raj