An incredible tea from the Samabeong Estate, one of the most remote in Darjeeling. Grown at an altitude of ~6,000 feet where cloud cover causes milder temperatures and sweeter, softer tea leaves. Aromatic muscatel flavors, floral and fruity sweetness – offering a perfect balance of sweet, astringent, & savory. This Darjeeling will defy you to call it a black tea, reminding us more of a light oolong.
Tasting notes: muscat grapes, orchid, passion fruit, eucalyptus
Gaiwan fill 1/3 full with dry leaf. Steep 25-30 sec. with 195° water for first infusion. Add 10 sec to each additional infusion. Teapot/mug 1 tbsp of tea per 8oz of 195° water. Steep 3 min for first 2 infusions.
Teapot/mug: 1 tablespoon of leaf per 8oz of 195° water. Steep 3 minutes for first 2 infusions, 5 minutes for each additional.