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Organic Darjeeling First Flush - Young Mountain Tea
Organic Darjeeling First Flush - Young Mountain Tea
Young Mountain Tea Tea Organic Darjeeling First Flush, ODFFESC16
Organic Darjeeling First Flush - Young Mountain Tea
Young Mountain Tea Tea Organic Darjeeling First Flush
Darjeeling Tea Region India - Young Mountain Tea

Young Mountain Tea

Organic Darjeeling First Flush

$14.99

Size:
1.6 oz ($0.88/cup)
3.5 oz ($0.65/cup)
1 lb ($0.47/cup)

Darjeeling First Flush | Premium Loose-Leaf Tea

Origin: Darjeeling, India

Garden: Makaibari

Certifications: USDA Organic, Biodynamic Certified

Contains Caffeine

An explosively aromatic tea made from the young tea leaves of Darjeeling's first biodynamic garden.

Commonly referred to as the “Champagne of Teas”, Darjeeling First Flush is the inaugural harvest from the area’s mountainside slopes.  Grown in an ecologically diverse biodynamic tea garden, these teas capture the perfume-like fragrance distinctive of teas from this region.

Production: The first flush is picked from March through April and only the new, most tender parts of the plant are plucked.  These teas are withered and rolled, and tend to be only partially oxidized before drying to preserve their greenish color and fresh taste.

Region: Running along Nepal’s Eastern Border, the mountainous area of Darjeeling is a confluence of cultures - home to Tibetans, Nepalese and Indians alike. “Darjeeling” actually means “Land of the Rolling Thunder” in Tibetan.  Under colonialism, the mild mountain temperatures made Darjeeling a perfect retreat for British soldiers, with stunning views of Kangchenjunga from the hillsides, the world’s third highest peak.

Darjeeling’s high elevation means the tea leaves are smaller and slower to grow.  Therefore, producers in the area focused on defining the region by quality, and have built a tea tradition that fetch some of the highest prices in the world.

Growers:  Makaibari has led the way in progressive and more just plantation practices.  Through developing a homestay program and additional eco-tourism activities, workers add diversified income streams to their tea related work.

Impact:  Through biodynamic and permaculture farming practices, the ecological diversity of Makaibari makes it one of the healthiest and most resilient tea gardens in Darjeeling.  The abundance of plant and animal species create healthy soils, disease resistance in the plants, and a stratified root structure that retains water and minimizes landslides.  Makaibari has led the way in creating fair working conditions in the tea industry, holding the title as the first tea estate in the world to become Fair Trade Certified.

Customer Reviews

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Darjeeling First Flush highly recommended
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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
89%
(8)
11%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
M
M.
Darjeeling First Flush highly recommended
D
D.D.
Best first flush
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D.M.
Excellent tea
M
M.B.
B
B.C.R.
Organic Darjeeling First Flush