Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
The monsoon rains appear during the first flush, a period of peak seasonal quality of an Darjeeling. The rain ensures that the estates soil remains wet for cultivating tea while the hillsides ensure that all roots are kept perfectly drained.
Temperatures are cool, much cooler than in the neighbouring growing region of Assam which creates the differentiating brew.
Type of Tea- Orthodox Indian Black Tea.
Origin- Tukdah Estate, Darjeeling, India.
Altitude- 3500-7000 feet above sea level.
Leaf Grade- Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe.
Harvest- Mid Season
Brewing Guide- Use boiling water (100 degrees) Infuse for 3-5 minutes.
How to Serve- Serve best with milk or honey and lemon.
Tasting Notes- Bright, fresh and full of flavour. Lovely muscatel character with a hint of nuttiness.
Colour in Cup- Light, bright, golden liquor
Storage- Airtight container.
History of Darjeeling Tukdah Tea Estate
The high hills below Himalayas is one of the shimmering jewels in the Darjeeling crown. The estate is on the banks of the Teesta river valley downstream from Sikkim. This area has a huge amount of rainfall as well as lots of lightning!
The actual name Darjeeling means place of lightning. In Hindu mythology, legend has it that a thunderbolt thrown by Lord Indra, king of heaven, struck the ground in the surrounding woods.
Health Benefits of Darjeeling Tukdah 1st Flush TGFOP
Antioxidant compounds called polyphenols help reduce cellular damage that can cause cancer. Darjeeling teas are also good for the skin and teeth and have anti-inflammatory properties that can ease pain for health conditions like arthritis.