Darjeeling Rohini Second Flush Tea
Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
The Rohini Tea Estate in Darjeeling is recognised as the youngest of its kind to be found in the Darjeeling region. But what it lacks in age is made up for in sheer quality of its tea. Our Darjeeling Rohini Second Flush Tea is a perfect example of the great care and attention adopted by tea workers in the Rohini tea garden.
This particular Black Tea is full of flavour and carries defined muscatel notes. It can be an excellent choice of brew if you are only just starting to explore the wonderful world of Darjeeling Second Flush Teas.
Furthermore, like all black teas, Darjeeling Rohini Second Flush Tea can offer astounding health benefits. When consumed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, this beverage can improve dental and cardiovascular health, reduce gastric ulcers, and potentially strengthen bones just to name a few.
Darjeeling is recognised as being one of India’s three main tea-growing regions. Despite this, it only accounts for approximately 1% of the country’s total tea output. Located in the Indian state of West Bengal, the Darjeeling region produces teas from both the Camellia sinensis var sinensis plant (a Chinese variety) and the Camellia sinensis var assamica plant (an Indian variety).
There are even Darjeeling teas produced from a China-India hybrid plant which is found nowhere else in the world. Rohini, meanwhile, can be found in relatively close proximity to the city of Siliguri and the town of Kurseong. Teas are often grown in the lower parts of Rohini while the landscape itself has since become a popular tourist spot following a development initiative brought about by the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council.
Darjeeling Tea as a whole was only really developed following the discovery of tea in the Assam state of India in 1823. It has since become known as ‘The Champagne of Teas’ despite its often rocky history. By 1866; just 43 years after the discovery of tea in India; 39 tea plantations had already been established in Darjeeling by the British Raj.
Cultivation during this time covered approximately 1,000 acres with an estimated 133,000 lbs of tea being produced yearly. Nearly a century later, in 1947, India rightfully attained Independence with many British run plantations changing hands to Indian entrepreneurs. However, difficulties arose following great political upheaval throughout the state of West Bengal.
This took place again in 2017 following a resurgent movement; fronted by the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF); to secede from West Bengal and become a separate Indian state known as Gorkhaland. Despite these troubles, Darjeeling has prevailed as one of the best producers of tea in the world. Could there possibly be a better way to find out for yourself than sipping on our delicious Darjeeling Rohini Second Flush Tea.
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Black Tea.
Origin: The Rohini Estate, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Lemon, honey, or milk - the choice is yours!
Tasting Notes: An unmistakably muscatel aroma wafts around the room as you sip on this deep, warming, full-bodied brew. Enjoy woody and slightly chocolatey notes followed by an earthy aftertaste.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits: We have all heard about the health benefits of green tea, but what about black tea? It is a common misconception to consider black tea ‘less healthy’ than green tea. What should really be stated is that black tea offers different health benefits to green tea. Darjeeling Rohini Second Flush Tea and all other black teas contain antioxidants known as theaflavin and thearubigin. These compounds; just like the Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) concentrations found in green tea; can combat free radicals in the body.
In doing this, Darjeeling Tea can, most interestingly, enhance cognitive function. According to a report published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the latest study to uncover correlations between frequent Black Tea consumption and the reduced risk of cognitive decline was recently conducted by experts at the University of Singapore. It stated that 2,500 people aged 55 or over had undergone a test to measure their cognitive function. When the experiment was repeated 2 years later, results established that those who had drunk two to three cups of black tea a day during the 2 year period were 55% less likely to be subjected to cognitive decline.
Health PointsAnti Oxidants
Time of DayBreakfast, Afternoon