Thurbo has a very sweet aroma - very nice but very reserved. A hint of sharpness can also be found, which is suitable for a 2nd Flush, as if it's announcing the new season of tea. The dry leaves have a certain uniformity of color that look as if they themselves are ushering in the Summer season. As the tea cools, a distinct almond or Lychee nut flavor dominates.
The Thurbo estate is located in the lush picturesque valley of Mirik in Darjeeling at an altitude ranging from 3200 feet to 7300 feet. It has a planted area of 1200 acres. It is owned and operated by Goodricke Group Limited. The name of the garden originated from a historic event when the British set up a camp in the garden at the time of their invasion of Nepal. In the local Nepali language, the ‘camp' is called a ‘Tombu' and it may have devolved into ‘Thurbo' later by the local people.
FTGFOP, 2nd Flush 2014.
◆ Origin: Thurbo Tea Estate, Darjeeling, India.
◆ Tasting & Appearance: taste mellow, smooth, velvety, high notes of sweet lime, floral perfume and stone fruit.
◆ 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 6 oz Cup
185°F - 195°F
3 - 5 Minutes