Grown amidst ancient forests at the foothills of the Himalayas, our Darjeeling green tea is revered as a herb.
This green tea was first developed in 2004 when Gyokuro Sensi Tokishaku Yamashita visited us in the Himalayas. This tea finds devoted connoisseurs in Japan, even though the country itself produces some of the finest Darjeeling Makaibari green teas in the world. Its unique balance of sweetness and astringency with notes of fresh corn, make it a favourite amongst tea drinkers in Tokyo. It is high in Orac values and may be taken through the day.
Tasting Notes: Delicate & fresh, earthy with hints of rice, corn.
Grade: Darjeeling Green Tea (FTGFOP1S)
Makaibari Estate: The iconic Makaibari estate in Darjeeling produces exceptional green tea. Select leaves are plucked from chosen organic tea bushes between June to November and delicately processed with no oxidation. The emerald green dry leaves with flecks of white tips are rich in antioxidants and possess strong revitalizing properties. The cup is a taste of the surrounding forest on dewy mornings - a clear brew which is fresh and lively on the palate.
- Jasmine Green Tea - Crafting a good jasmine tea can only be done by an artisan who knows how to pay homage to its delicate nature. These delicate white jasmine buds are typically picked in heady and hot conditions as the bud is tightly closed to protect itself from the Sepon sun. Then, this night-blooming variety of jasmine bud bursts open in the safety of coolness to release its sweet and subtle apple blossom aromas. A Darjeeling Green Tea grown in an area known as “The Queen of the Hills” brings a luxurious creamy note to this well-balanced cup.
Lemongrass Ginger Green Tea - This nuanced cup starts in the fertile rolling hills of Darjeeling, where this lush bright green tea meets the sky at 6000 feet. Each sip tells a story, with "Adda" or wild ginger as the main character and the Eastern Himalayan Lemongrass as the loyal companion, layering aromatic citrus accents throughout and taking you deeper into this cup's delicious journey.