A delicately-made, fully oxidized tea with a strong muscatel flavor, hints of honey and malt-like taste. Strong enough to make the perfect tea for both afternoon and morning sipping. This tea has little to no astringency, with a pleasant aftertaste lingering long after the sip. This is an exclusive micro-lot tea, meaning that only a small amount of this tea was made.
Giddapahar Estate is owned by Surendra Nath Singh and his brother. They are the fourth generation of their family to own and run this plantation. The estate is located in the prestigious heart of the Kurseong Valley and is a relatively small area of 270 acres. The name, Giddapahar, is Nepali for Eagles' Cliff. The gardens are poised at an average altitude of 4,800 feet and their orientation offers an incredible view of the Himalayas. The garden was first developed in 1881 and has been producing fine tea continuously. Giddapahar is one of the few remaining tea estates with gardens that still produce tea from older plantings of China tea bush varietals. The leaves from these bushes add body and richness to the mouthfeel of a fine Darjeeling, so we always look for these 'gems' from the few gardens that still maintain their old China tea bush stock.
2nd Flush 2015, Exclusive.
◆ Origin: Giddapahar Tea Estate, Darjeeling, India.
◆ Tasting & Appearance: the subtle presence of muskiness coupled with flowery aromas, the characteristic of clonal teas from Darjeeling makes this summer tea a must have for those seeking more than muscatel notes from the cup.
◆ Notes & Well Being: black tea balances the hormone levels, which fends off stress and has anti-inflammatory qualities. It also keeps a check on the digestive tract's functioning and can help balancing the cholesterol level.
Dose of tea
1 Tsp. for 6oz Cup
195°F - 205°F
3 - 5 Minutes