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Autumn Darjeeling

Spirit Tea


Regular price $14.00
Autumn Darjeeling
Autumn Darjeeling
Autumn Darjeeling
Autumn Darjeeling
Autumn Darjeeling
Autumn Darjeeling
For some tea drinkers, the arrival of First Flush Darjeelings is tantamount to the ceremonial commencement of a new tea year. However, with climate change and growing consumer education—Darjeeling autumn flushes are enjoying an uptick in appreciation. Like First Flush, the array of delicate florals, bittersweet muscatel and elegant tannin are born when the plants awaken from dormancy. This lot comes to us from the venerable Gopaldhara Tea Estate. Poor soils, soughing shade pines and steep Himalayan slopes provide the vital balance of sunlight and moisture in the gardens. This production saw a longer oxidation period and employed a panning before rolling, making for a slightly deeper expression than its first flush equivalent. Notes of lychee, pansy orchid and gingko biloba.

Region: Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
Variety: DJ 398, AV 2, 312 and 157
Elevation: 2,000 meters above sea level
Harvest Date: November 2020
Producer: Gopaldhara Tea Estate
Brewing Recommendation: 5g tea | 340mL water | 180°F | 3:00

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