India. Darjeeling. TGFOP (Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe) Orthodox (Traditional leafy) Bright, lively and full of flavour. Lovely muscatel character with a hint of nuttiness. An excellent 1st flush Darjeeling. Tukdah estate, nestled high in the hills below the soaring majesty of the Himalayas is one of the shimmering jewels in the Darjeeling crown. The monsoon rains appear during the first flush, a period of peak seasonal quality. The rain ensures that estate’s soil remains sufficiently wet for cultivating tea while the steep hillsides ensure that all root stock is kept perfectly drained. Temperatures are cool - much cooler than in the neighboring growing region of Assam resulting in a markedly lighter cup overall when the product of the two are compared. And the tea, every drop of it is superb. Begin with a pure white cup to fully appreciate the light, bright, golden liquor. Inhale the aromas. The aroma hints of sandalwood, the sweetish smell of damp forest canopy and plum. Unmistakable muscatel, with a lingering nutty finish.
Bring water to a boil. 1 tsp per 6 oz cup. Infuse for 3-7 minutes.