Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Darjeeling Oaks Second Flush SFTGFOP1 comes from the Oaks Tea Estate in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India. The area it grows in lies close to the small town of Sonada, known for being the home of the Central School for Tibetans.
This prestigious establishment is looked after by the Central Tibetan Administration of His Holiness The Dalai Lama.
Although the head of Tibetan Buddhism is more partial to yak-butter Tea, most other people prefer Darjeeling Oaks Second Flush SFTGFOP1! I
ndeed, with its sweet, floral flavours and mesmerising aromas, this wholesome beverage is a delight to the senses. We pack it fresh to order here at our Kent-based factory, ensuring not only quality but also consistency.
More on The Oaks Tea Estate
This plantation was established in the early 20th century, meaning it’s a little ‘younger’ than other Darjeeling Tea gardens. What it lacks in age, however, it makes up for in quality. Indeed, Oaks Tea Estate is always full of promise with its flourishing Chinese Tea plants and dutiful workers.
When it comes to great taste, meanwhile, our Darjeeling Oaks Second Flush SFTGFOP1 is, undoubtedly, one of the best.
Darjeeling Tea Facts
- Did you know that Darjeeling district has produced Tea since the 1830s?
- Did you know it was a Scotsman, Robert Fortune, who essentially started the local industry?
- Did you know that despite its prestige, the region only produces 1% of India’s total Tea output?
- Did you know that most of Darjeeling Tea comes from Chinese varieties of the plant?
What Does “SFTGFOP1” Mean?
The term “SFTGFOP1” might sound baffling at first. It stands for “Super (or Special) Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe”, a Tea Grade of many remarkable elements. “FOP”, in particular, denotes Tea made from the top bud and the first two leaves of each new shoot.
Each also contains young, tender leaves with a balanced amount of ‘tip’ and ‘bud’. “SFTG”, meanwhile, means it has an especially high content of golden tips, and is, as the name suggests, of the finest quality.
Type of Tea: Black Tea.
Origin: The Oaks Tea Estate, Sonada, Darjeeling District, West Bengal, India.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 2 to 4 minutes.
How to Serve: Most types of Darjeeling Tea tend to taste best without any other additions. However, some might consider including milk, sugar, honey or lemon.
Tasting Notes: Clean and bright cup with honeyed, floral overtones.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, dark in tone.
Darjeeling Oaks Second Flush SFTGFOP1 Tea Benefits
Health Benefits: All types of Black Tea contain an abundance of antioxidants capable of improving health and wellbeing in a variety of ways. According to research, these antioxidants can combat free radicals in the body, the product of natural, though harmful, human oxidation.
In doing this, Black Tea reduces the risk of developing a multitude of severe, chronic conditions.