Darjeeling 2nd Flush ~ Okayti Estate
Darjeeling Okayti // Second Flush Autumnal FTGFOP1
From Okayti Tea Estate, Mirik Valley, Darjeeling District, West Bengal State, India.
100g Caddy, 300g Caddy
Zero Waste Refill (in store collection only at present)
This tea is organically grown!
This Darjeeling has a colourful mix of auburn, green flecks and silvery tips in the leaf. A forest aroma of pine and oak wood. A coppery coloured cup, decent strength with darker smooth wood notes, yet still a bright, unique flavour.
Locally known as Rangdoo Estate; The tea estate itself, is located within the Mirik Valley, in the west part of Darjeeling district close to the border with Nepal and neighbouring the Thurbo & Gopaldhara Tea estates. The tea plants there, grow at altitude spanning 4000 - 6800ft, surrounded by a unique flora & fauna, forest covering & flow of the Mechi river.
Okayti are among a few gardens still producing an autumnal harvest flush ~ this being the end of the harvest year for Darjeeling.
The Darjeeling estates grow the Chinese variety of Tea plant ~ Camellia Sinensis var. sinensis and often the processing methods are closer akin to the production of Oolongs.
Brew Guide Per Cup:
Tea 1 teaspoon (3g)
Water 100ºc // 300ml
Brew time 2-3 minutes
Reinfuse leaves to personal taste
*Recommended without milk